The decision to get help for substance use disorder is often incredibly difficult for individuals and families. It involves patience, courage, and commitment. We at Kacie’s Cause understand those challenges and we are here to assist you in any way that we can.

It is our hope that by listening to the stories of others we may learn to approach this process in a more informed and effective way. To listen to the story of one couple’s struggle to get their son into treatment check out the video above -Stories of a Parent Coach: “Getting Your Loved One Into Effective Treatment”.

To learn more about the parent coaching program discussed in the video, and to view the resources we have gathered especially for parents be sure to visit our Parents section.

If you or a friend or family member is in a life-threatening situation, call 911. For other types of immediate help check out our Telephone Hotlines section.

If you are in frequent contact with a friend or family member that is struggling with opioid use disorder or you are a caring citizen that is interested in being able to administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone, you will be pleased to know that Kacie’s Cause provides a free dose of Naloxone to citizens of Chester County. For more information about our Naloxone distribution program and to request a free dose of Nalaxone visit our Naloxone section.

One of the first steps involved in the process of getting help is obtaining a comprehensive substance use evaluation with a trained professional. This involves the individual, and possibly family member(s) taking part in an interview to determine the best form of treatment for the individual.

A person who is interested in obtaining a substance use evaluation for him or herself or a loved one is encouraged to contact his or her insurance company. For a listing of agencies that provide substance use evaluations and a description of different types of available treatment options please check out our treatment section.

Treatment options are available for individuals who do or do not have health insurance. If you need assistance in finding a treatment provider or funding for addiction treatment, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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Individuals who complete an in-patient hospitalization program are often recommended to live in a recovery home for a period of time after their discharge. Recovery homes (houses) provide a drug & alcohol free living environment combined with treatment which is often peer based. There are usually charges for living in a recovery home.

Kacie’s Cause is proud to offer financial assistance to persons entering a recovery home that demonstrate financial need in the form of our recovery house scholarship program. To learn more about recovery homes or to apply for a recovery house scholarship visit our scholarships section.

Kacie’s Cause is also proud to sponsor free support groups for those dealing with a family member who is battling substance use disorder and for those who have lost a loved one or who are dealing with grief related to other life issues.

Please visit our support group section for information about our community-based support groups.