5 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
People have lived in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania for thousands of years, but the present city was founded on Christmas Eve in 1741 by Moravian Christians, who named the new town after “the Man of Peace.” Today the city has more than 75,000 people and is part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area. There are also several addiction treatment facilities available for those struggling with addiction.
Substance Abuse In Bethlehem & Northampton County
The majority of Bethlehem is located in Northampton County, with a smaller part of the city in Lehigh County. Statistically, Bethlehem has lower crime rates than Allentown and other nearby areas, but it has still been hit hard with the opioid epidemic:
- According to the Morning Call, 38 people died from opioid overdoses in the Lehigh Valley in 2017.
- The youngest person to die from an opioid overdose in 2017 was 20, and the oldest was 70, the Morning Call reported.
- Lehigh Valley Police responded to 466 overdose calls in 2017.
Traveling For The Best Program
Bethlehem has substance use disorder treatment resources, including outpatient programs and resources for adolescents. Residents will need to travel to Allentown for residential treatment and detox programs, and to Philadelphia or out of state for other programs. Contact RehabCenter.net to learn which treatment options will be best for you.Article Sources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=Bethlehem%2C%20PA%2C%20USA#