Drug take-back

Prescription drug take-back information

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and misuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who misuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of misuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.

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Prevention Week


Daily activities and information link to access:   Click Here



Monday, May 10: Promoting Prevention in Your Community  
LIVE from 10:00 am - 11:00 a.m.

 Grace Kindt, DDAP:  "Welcome to Prevention Week"

  • Andy Duran, LEAD (Illinois): "Promoting Prevention in Your Community".  Andy's presentation will include time for a Q&A. 
    (presentation objectives in save the date below)

Presentations from Tuesday through Friday

Are all pre-recorded and will premiere, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on the CPA FB page: https://www.facebook.com/commonwealthpreventionalliance   

Tuesday, May 11: Community Engagement

  • Representative Joanna E. McClinton, House Democratic Leader, 191st District
  • Melanie Swanson, Council of SE PA

Wednesday, May 12: Engaging Communities of Faith

  • Pastor Doug Bush, Washington City Mission
  • Pa Stop Mini-Grantee Video Testimonials

Thursday, May 13: Resiliency, Mental Wellness, & Recovery

  • Jenna Martorana, Miss Red Rose City 2021
  • Robin Horston Spencer, Executive Director, Message Carriers

Friday, May 14: The PA Youth Survey

  • Geoff Kolchin, PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency
  • Dr. Elizabeth Eckley Winder, Assistant Professor Human Services, PA College of Technology - "Utilizing PAYS in Higher Education"


Virtual and Online Resources



Online and Virtual Recovery Support Resource List



Alcoholics Anonymous
Offers on line support through their online intergroup


Cocaine Anonymous
Online Services for CA


In the rooms
Online Recovery Meetings - In The Rooms with a simple goal in mind: to give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings. A global online community with over 500,000 members who share their strength and experience with one another daily. Through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools In the Rooms.


Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support. There are as many ways to live free of drugs and alcohol as there are stories of successful sober people. LifeRing Secular Recovery on line support.


Marijuana Anonymous
District 13 online fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to solve common problem and help others to recover from pot addiction.


Narcotics Anonymous
Offers a variety of online and skype meeting options.


The Phoenix
Recovery Community Organization offering live stream Crossfit, Yoga and Meditation daily every two hours through the COVID Crisis.


Reddit Recovery
Redditors in recovery to hang out, share experiences, and support each other. Discuss the various ways to achieve and maintain a life free from active addiction. Everyone is welcome.


Refuge Recovery
Refuge Recovery is grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This program is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.


SMART Recovery
Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. They offer online support and forums including a chat room and message board.


Soberocity could be a great solution for you if you’re looking for an online community that occasionally also has live events across the country.


A platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober. Some join to get support, others to give it. Each free download, post, and connection create an opportunity to stay sober while helping others do the same.


International Online Recovery Community online-only community is worldwide, which makes it easy to connect with like-minded women who are friendly, non-judgmental, and helping each other kick the booze and stay sober.


Sober Recovery
The forums of Sober Recovery are a great place for people with substance use disorder to find assistance and helpful information. The community has more than 168,000 people who are recovering from substance use disorder and/or codependence, as well as their friends and family.


We Connect Recovery
Online recovery support groups will be available daily. They are open to anyone who is dealing with substance use, mental health concerns, disordered eating, as well as any other quality of life concerns. Everyone is welcome no matter your pathway to recovery or recovery status. Link



For the lastest Recover Support Resource list download link click here


Pennsylvania Recovery Organization Alliance (PRO - A) - Links:


Web site: www.pro-a.org
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/PARecoveryOrg

Up & Away

Up and Away and Out of Sight is an educational program to remind families about the importance of safe medicine storage. It is an initiative of PROTECT, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association Educational Foundation and the below organizations. 


Click the links below for more information about Up and Away:


Up and Away Website


Up and Away Brochure 


Candy Confused - Pills and Candy can look, smell, and even taste alike.


Up and Away Coloring book


Grandparents Tip Sheet


Travel Tip Sheet


Safe storage Tip Sheet

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For information on how to access Drug and Alchohol treatment services please contact:


After hours 24/7 number:

Carbon Monroe Pike Referral Center at 1-866-824-3578



During regular business hours call: 

Carbon County
Referral Center Toll Free:
(866) 824-3578 

Monroe County
PATH East Stroudsburg:
(570) 517-7153


Pyramid Healthcare Bartonsville Outpatient:
(888) 694-9996


Pike County

(570) 296-1054 


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