Opioid Resources & Support

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is experiencing a crisis due to the impacts of an opioid epidemic that has touched many lives.

To effectively address this epidemic, an integrated and holistic approach to treatment is essential. Magellan’s recovery-oriented, member-first approach aims to include your family of choice, peers and community stakeholders in a personalized treatment process to decrease risk factors for opioid abuse. We will always protect the privacy of our members.

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Drug & alcohol assessment sites
Physical health plan support

Resources for recovery-focused solutions currently available in Pennsylvania

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania resources
Drug take-back locations
Get to know your local Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence
Bucks County resources
Cambria County resources
Lehigh County resources
Montgomery County resources
Northampton County resources

Physical health plan MAT resources

If you are interested in finding a MAT prescriber in your area, please contact your physical health care plan for the most current list of providers.

Additional resources

Alternatives for child opioid prescriptions
Nar-Anon Family Groups – for anyone who is affected by someone else’s addiction
Al-Anon Family Groups – for anyone who is affected by someone else’s alcoholism

Standard of Practice information


Tobacco and opioids

Tobacco is often used at the same time as opioids. Using tobacco can make it harder to quit using opioids. This is because tobacco use affects how opioids impact the brain. It is often a good idea to work on quitting tobacco use at the same time as eliminating opioids.

Find resources from Magellan here to assist you in a journey to be tobacco-free:

Tobacco support
Summer 2018 member newsletter

Naloxone, trade name Narcan©

Naloxone was created for one purpose, to prevent death. It is an opioid blocker used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. It can be injected by: vein, muscle, under skin or nasal spray.

Its effects in restoring breathing can be seen within 2-8 minutes. Side effects may include, but are not limited to: Body aches, fever, sweating, runny nose, shivering, irritability, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramps, increased blood pressure or rapid heartbeat.

In 2015, Dr. Rachel Levine, the former Secretary of Health for Pennsylvania, signed a standing order for the state that allows access to naloxone in local pharmacies. There is no need for a prescription from another clinician. More information can be found at the Naloxone FAQ page on the PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs website.

Magellan is committed to keeping you informed on how to quickly access treatment.