Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018
Pennsylvania has launched a new online resource designed to help individuals find substance use disorder (SUD) treatment options and other related services in their area.
The resource, called the Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool (DART), can be used by people seeking help for themselves or by those – including physicians – who are seeking help for someone. Access the DART tool at www.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelp.
DART users will be prompted to answer questions on topics such as:
- The individual’s age and home county
- Whether the individual is experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity
- Concern over the use of alcohol or drugs (either prescription or illegal)
- History of gambling
- Whether the individual has served in the military
- Need for help with transportation to medical appointments
- Need for legal assistance
The online tool is anonymous and allows users to translate the questions and results into more than 100 languages.
You can also call the Get Help Now Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) to get help finding a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) offers a free, member-only toolkit that answers questions on the opioid crisis. You will find information on state licensure education requirements for physicians, querying and other requirements under the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), prescribing limits governed by state law, what to do/resources if you suspect a patient is addicted to opioids, what PAMED is doing to advocate for patient-centered legislation that protects patients as well as physician autonomy, and patient and legislator education. Get the Toolkit