Mission: West branch drug and alcohol abuse commission (the "commission") provides funding for qualified individuals who are afflicted with alcohol and other drug issues. Continued on schedule o. The commission provides case management services, intensive care management services, and prevention/intervention services. The commission contracts with licensed treatment providers across the commonwealth of pennsylvania for a full continuum of care, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, detox, rehabilitation, and halfway houses.
Programs: The commission made 2,170 referrals to 25 different service providers. Service providers are approved by the commonwealth of pennsylvania and are contracted to provide the full continuum of care as defined by the department of drug and alcohol programs.
the commissions case management unit provides coordination for individuals receiving substance abuse services to ensure client continuity, effectiveness and appropriateness of services provided. For the year ending june 30, 2017, case managers assessed 2,599 individuals and made 2,170 referrals to a variety of service providers. Case managers were trained in a new case management data system that was implemented to improve the accuracy of information. Other accomplishments included the expansion of the medication assisted treatment programming with the addition of a new service provider and progress with the warm hand-off process at local emergency departments. Continued on schedule o. The commission has been approved to perform more medicaid billable services which will allow expansion of case management services in future years. The jail-to-treatment program continues to grow with 161 assessments being completed in the fiscal year. The single county authority (sca) has taken the lead on improving communications amongst the stakeholders in the criminal justice system and providers by sponsoring meet and greet opportunities. A new iop program was started with $50,000 in funds from the lycoming county prison and a recovery resource center was added at each of our two locations. Partnerships with criminal justice and the county correctional facilities also advanced client service with regard to providing inmates with vivitrol injections in preparation for release into, and continued administration in, the community. The commission is working with the pa department of corrections to develop a model to dispense naltrexone to at-risk reentrants (inmates) prior to institutional release, rather than only giving them a prescription. The protocol regarding referrals to lycoming and clinton counties is for the department of corrections social worker to contact the sca for an appointment. Once the inmate is released, the sca then ensures all necessary services are put into place (i. E. Counseling, mat, recovery support services, case management, etc. ).
prevention and intervention program funds are utilized to provide coordination for individuals with tendencies towards substance abuse. For the year ending june 30, 2017, a total of 2,829 events were held that reached 22,213 community members. A total of 2,293 students in 102 classrooms received the evidence-based too good for drugs curriculum. Other services include the student assistance program, dui educational classes, parenting programs, mentoring, presentations, positive action classes, strengthening families program, alternative activities, juvenile drug court, and community coalition support.
state act 152 funds provide non-hospital residential detoxification, rehabilitation, and halfway house services to medical assistance recipients with substance use disorders. Dui revenue funds in lycoming and clinton counties are used for treatment and other items related to respective county residents. Sca funds are used to develop and implement programs for intervention, prevention, and treatment for individuals with substance abuse problems and/or for "at-risk" populations.