Recovery Works!
The mission of Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services is to ensure that quality alcohol and other drug intervention and treatment, as well as alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs are provided for citizens in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Recognizes:
Alcohol Awareness Month
As we are in the midst of an opioid epidemic, we often forget that Alcohol Use Disorder is just as prevalent in our society. According to Facing Addiction with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), one in every 12 adults, or 17.6 million people, suffer from alcohol use disorder or alcohol dependence .

During the month of April, please join us in spreading awareness on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder. Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (now Facing Addiction with NCADD), Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcohol addiction by encouraging communities to reach out to each April with information about alcohol, alcohol addiction, and recovery.

  Teaming up for Mobile Medication Collection
The Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services has teamed up with the Chester County Sheriff's Office to do mobile medication collection events at Chester County Senior Centers. The event entails a collection box where residents can dispose of unneeded or expired prescriptions, and a brief presentation on medication safety. So far, the team has been to Phoenixville Senior Center and Surrey Services. Upcoming locations include the West Chester Senior Center and Surrey Services .

Interested in hosting an event? Contact Kate Genthert-Siolek, kgenthert@chesco.org .
Community News, Events, and Trainings

April, 2019

The group is held first the Tuesday of every month.
2019 Dates: 5/7
7:00pm-8:00pm
23 S. 5th Ave., Coatesville, Pa 19320

Sunday, April 7, 2019
St. Peter's Village, 3033 St. Peters Rd. Elverson, PA 19520

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00am – 2:00pm
Reardon Dental, 1096 West Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Starts at 2:00pm
Octorara Area High School, 226 Highland Rd, Atglen, PA 19310

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9:00am-3:00pm
Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Ave., West Chester, Pa 19380

April 10th & 24th, May 8th & 22nd
Alternate Wednesdays: 6:30pm- 8:00pm
  Government Services Center, Room 250, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA
*Food & Drinks Provided*
Childcare provided for children 5-17 years old.
*Registration Required*

April 10th & 24th, May 8th & 22nd
Alternate Wednesdays: 6:30pm-8:00 PM
Government Services Center, Room 250, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA
*Food & Drinks Provided*
Childcare provided for children 5-17 years old.
*Registration Required*

April 1,2019-May 20, 2019
Every Monday
5:30pm-7:00pm
125 W. Rosedale Ave., Wayne Hall, 8 th Floor, West Chester, PA 19383
Childcare and snacks provided

Every Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30am
The Coatesville Center for Community Health, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA
All recovery pathways welcome.

Every Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Coatesville Salvation Army, 669 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA
All recovery pathways welcome.

First three Wednesday's in May
Malvern, Pa
*Call for more information

Coordinated by the Adolescent Awareness Foundation and The Jonathan Moules Memorial Steps4Hope Foundation, For Jonathan's Sake is a therapeutic grief support group for parents who have lost a child to the disease of addiction.
The 2019 group meets on Tuesdays March 26th-May 14th.
335 St. Johns Circle, Phoenixville, Pa 19460

A live, online sibling support group which is professionally facilitated to help
surviving siblings navigate sibling loss.
The group meets the second Tuesday each month.

The 501(c)3 organization is dedicated to Kacie Erin Rumford, her memory, her love of all of us and her desire to change this world to be a better place to live … from her family and friends who love her.

Held 1st and 3rd Tuesday's of each month.
6:00pm-7:30pm
2 Station Way Road, Chadds Ford, Pa (Across from Hank's Place)

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DEA Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services is raising community awareness for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Organized nationwide by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take Back Day provides local sites for safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27th, prescription drug disposal sites will be set up throughout Chester County, in locations including Coatesville, Downingtown, Malvern, West Chester and more.

To find a location near you , click here .
Family Member
Resource Guide
 Finding support for substance use and related issues can be challenging. This Resource Guide, developed by the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services’ Advisory Council, was created to guide you in connecting to the services needed. Compiled with the assistance of individuals and family members who have lived experience as well as representatives from recovery and treatment organizations, the guide includes resources for every step of the treatment and recovery journey. Our hope is that it will help you, your loved one and your family, find support healing and the rewards of sustained recovery for each person and family member impacted.
Know Someone Who Needs
Help with Addiction?
Addiction affects families, friends, employers, and everyone around the individual but it can be treated and people can live a life of recovery. If you or someone you know needs help in dealing with their addiction there is hope, please call Pennsylvania addictions hotline at 1 – 800 – 662 – 4357 (HELP) or for more information go online .
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Community Resource Materials
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services created community resource
materials which are available below for download and dissemination.