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Locations of Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment Facilities in Allegheny County: Interactive Dashboard
This dashboard provides information on licensed substance use disorder and mental health treatment providers in Allegheny County as of August 2018.
The Journey into Allegheny County’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment System
People struggling with unhealthy drug or alcohol use sometimes face challenges when it comes to accessing treatment. Research has found that lack of insurance, unfamiliarity with treatment options, a shortage […]
Joint Position Statement on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Allegheny County
Allegheny County, like much of Western Pennsylvania, is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic and it is vitally important that County residents have access to the best and […]
Behavioral Health Services in The Allegheny County Jail
The high percentage of inmates with mental health and/or substance use issues presents significant challenges to the correctional system. Untreated behavioral health issues contribute to higher rates of recidivism as […]
Although prenatal drug/alcohol exposure cases accounted for less than two percent of child welfare referrals in Allegheny County, this exposure can have significant health and developmental consequences. More than one […]
Psychotropic Medication Use by Allegheny County Youth in Out-of-Home-Placement
Focus groups with youth and caregivers identified a number of concerns about the way in which psychotropic medications were prescribed to youth in a child welfare out-of-home placement. A quantitative […]
Allegheny County DUI Alternative to Jail Program: System Collaboration Leads to Innovative Reform
This report provides a description of the DUI Alternative to Jail Program and its impact on the systems and individuals involved. Click to read the full report.
An Analysis of Allegheny County Mental Health Court
This analysis uses summary violations and criminal convictions to compare recidivism rates of graduates of the Allegheny County Mental Health Court, which was established in 2001 to address the needs […]