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If you or your loved one are struggling with substance use disorder, you may be wondering about your next steps. The information below will help you understand the types of treatment available and how to access services. If you have additional questions, please call our Approval of Care Department at 215-444-2730.

How do I know which type of treatment is right for me?
In order to determine the type of treatment and recovery plan needed, you will first need to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Assessments are free of charge. Click here to view the assessment sites in Bucks County. 
Screening, Assessment and Referral
Staff at the assessment site will first screen for any emergent care needs (for example, detox, psychiatric, prenatal). If emergent care is identified and requires immediate attention, you will be referred to the appropriate services.

After the screening, staff will move forward with scheduling and completing the LOCA. This will determine if treatment is recommended and what level of care is appropriate. Staff at the assessment site is responsible for connecting the individual to treatment services after completing the LOCA.  

How do I access treatment?

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What are the different types of treatment?
Substance use treatment is based on a thorough assessment to determine the severity of a person's substance use to recommend the most appropriate Level of Care. The outcome of the evaluation, based on the individual's substance use, severity of use, length of use and medical necessity, will guide the type of care needed.

Continuum of Care (13 x 17 in)