Programs funded at local agencies by the Mercer County Office on Addiction Services include:
- Detoxification, which provides supervised withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs while being introduced to self-help programs and being taught coping skills for a drug-free life.
- Residential treatment, which provides inpatient service through comprehensive addiction treatment and includes medical support and social services.
- Outpatient/intensive outpatient treatment, which includes assessment, intervention, individual and group therapy, family therapy, and referral to other appropriate services.
- Halfway house services, which provides a treatment program for recovering individuals who require further assistance following residential or outpatient rehabilitation for one month to six moths or sometimes longer if necessary.
To be eligible for the above services, you must be a Mercer County resident who is uninsured or underinsured and earn no more than 350% of the federal poverty level. The income guidelines for 2017 as of Jan. 26, 2017, are as follows:
|Family Size||Gross Family Income|
|Up to 350%|
Staff at the contracted agencies will determine client eligibility. For a list of contracted agencies, visit this page.
The Office on Addiction Services also oversees the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, which provides a program to Mercer County residents who are referred to and required to complete an Intoxicated Driver Resource Center program after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Clients who attend this program are responsible for the program's fees.
For information on the agency with the County's Intoxicated Driver Resource Center Contract, view this page.