Law Enforcement

While Lackawanna County law enforcement will continue to advocate stiff sentences for heroin traffickers, drug addiction is recognized as a public health problem, not just a criminal issue. So for heroin users, law enforcement will work with the courts to seek treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Law enforcement is also combatting the heroin epidemic through the use of drug disposal boxes. Located at a number of places in Lackawanna County, the boxes allow people to dispose unused prescription medication.  Proper disposal of opioid pain medication is especially critical as it is frequently abused and is often a gateway to heroin.

Treatment Facilities

For people with the disease of drug addiction, treatment/rehabilitation and behavioral therapy are a preferred alternative to incarceration. There are a variety of facilities in eastern Pennsylvania that provide in-patient and out-patient treatment for drug addiction and alcoholism. Some facilities also provide programs for the family members of the addicted as they are suffering too.

A Better Today
1339 N. MAIN AVENUE
SCRANTON, PA 18508
570.344.1444
Hillside Detox and Inpatient Treatment Center
402 SUPREME COURT DRIVE
EAST STROUDSBURG, PA 18302
855.878.8554
Caron Treatment Center
243 N. GALEN HALL ROAD
WERNERSVILLE, PA 19565
800.854.6023
Just Believe
100 LINCOLN AVENUE
CARBONDALE, PA 18407
877.314.4880
Choices
562 WYOMING AVENUE
KINGSTON, PA 18704
570.552.3700
Marworth Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
LILY LAKE ROAD
WAVERLY, PA 18471
800.442.7722
Clearbrook Treatment Center
1100 E NORTHAMPTON ST.
LAUREL RUN, PA 18706
800.582.6241
Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
3437 ROUTE 715
HENRYVILLE, PA 18332
570.580.4833
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service
441 WYOMING AVENUE
SCRANTON, PA 18503
570.961.1997
White Deer Run
1620 RIVERSIDE DRIVE
BETHLEHEM, PA 18016
855.895.1846

Overdose Reversal Medication

Anyone who has contact with persons at risk for opioid overdose is able to obtain naloxone. This medication can temporarily reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (prescription pain medication or heroin). When given during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing within two to eight minutes. Naloxone, often know by the brand name Narcan, reverses the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system in order to prevent death. Naloxone can be obtained using a prescription from one’s family doctor or by using the standing order (a prescription written for the general public) issued by Pennsylvania’s Physician General. The standing order is kept on file at many pharmacies, or may be downloaded here. For a list of Lackawanna County pharmacies where naloxone can be obtained, click here. To comply with the Pennsylvania’s “Good Samaritan” Law, a person must call for medical help/911 after administering the medication.

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NEED HELP?

Call 570.963.6315 (Day) or 570.840.8475 (Night)

If you or someone you know is in need of access to substance use treatment services and/or emergency substance use detox services you can call the Substance Use Treatment Line to speak with a Case Manager. The Substance Use Treatment Line is a community resource offered to Lackawanna County Residents.
The Substance Use Treatment Line operates seven (7) days a week from 4:30pm to 8:30am and on holidays.