Here are some resources in the Meadville and Northwestern PA area where you can get help or ask questions if you have a problem or you think you might have a problem. Often a person just needs a place to start, and here are some options:
http://www.nwpana.org is the local Narcotics Anonymous website with meeting times and locations.
https://letstalkhelps.com/local-services/ Many local resources for Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Venango counties.
www.ccdaec.org is the site for the Crawford County Drug Alcohol Executive Commission.
www.wpadistrict52aa.org is the local Alcoholics Anonymous website with meetings times and locations.
http://www.tricityaa.org/ Serving Clarion, Franklin, Knox, Marienville, New Bethlehem, Oil City, Sandy Lake, Seneca, Spartansburg, Tionesta, Titusville & Utica.
www.mercyhousemeadville.com Mercy House of Meadville Christian counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, marriage and family therapy in and around Meadville, PA, (814) 337-6180.
https://alpinespringsrehab.com Local drug & alcohol rehab in Linesville, PA
www.meadvilleambulance.com provides emergency and non-emergency services to the citizens of Crawford County, (814) 724-7598.
Meadville Medical Center resources/links:
Al-Anon (support for family & friends of alcoholics)
Crawford County MOBILE CRISIS: 1-800-315-5721
For local non-crisis support call: WARMLINE: 1-800-951-2055
Crawford County Human Services Intake: 814-724-8380
http://www.womensservicesinc.org Variety of services Women’s Services can provide to individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, organizations and the community in general. 24-Hour Hotlines: 814.333.9766 & 888.881.0189 Office Phone: 814.724.4637
http://www.nomnwpa.org Our Mission is to raise awareness, provide support and resources, and prevent drug abuse in our Northwestern Pennsylvania communities through education and community partnerships.
https://www.nomnwpa.org/resources Recovery Resources for the suffering addict & those that love them.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
PLEASE... be cautious of smoking anything... people are 'lacing' marijuana with crack, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanyl, and other drugs to increase the potency.
Where do you keep your medication, pills, and prescriptions?
Do you keep them in the bathroom medicine cabinet?
The bathroom is the one place in your house were guests, friends of friends, your kid's friends, and even strangers, can lock the door and be alone. They can take their time looking through the medicine cabinet if they want. They can take a couple of pills if they want.
Easy access. Too easy.
Please keep medications, pills, and prescriptions up high out of sight in a common area like the kitchen, so they aren't easily accessed.
Check out this locally filmed and produced 3 minute music video - Whenever you see someone that thinks addicts should die, and/or that addicts shouldn't get Narcan, please refer them to this 3 minute music video. Too many people think addicts use drugs to make life like one big party - they don't know that the party was over long time ago by the time addiction sets in - they don't know the horrors of addiction. Maybe this video will help them better understand. (Words, music, and video production by Tom Kennedy.)