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6 Drug Rehab Centers Near State College, Pennsylvania

Home to Penn State’s sprawling campus, State College, Pennsylvania offers excellent health care resources for students and residents of all ages. To cope with the high workload and other stressors of attending college, many students, unfortunately, turn to substances and may find themselves getting in over their heads. Fortunately, there are many options for getting help in State College.


Substance Abuse In State College & Centre County

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 2,235 opioid-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2016. Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is one of the states most affected by the opioid crisis, and residents of State College and Centre County experience this crisis at similar rates:

  • Centre County and adjacent Blair, Clearfield, Mifflin, and Huntingdon counties saw their age-adjusted death rate (rate at which heroin overdoses lead to deaths) double from 2002 to 2014.
  • The rate in Centre County specifically jumped from 4.1-6 to 8.1-10.
  • According to Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers, there were 16 overdose deaths from heroin or multiple drugs in 2014, and 15 in 2015.

Traveling For The Best Program

If nothing in Centre County and its surrounding area seems appropriate for all treatment needs, consider exploring programs outside of this region. Although out-of-state treatment might be less convenient, finding personalized, quality care is the most important part of ensuring a successful recovery from substance abuse. Contact today for help finding addiction treatment.

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