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Masters Social Work

A professional degree with specializations.


National Association of Addiction Treatment

An organization that serves members and the public as a comprehensive source of
addiction service providers and supporters.


National Institute of Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism

An institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NIAAA supports and conducts
research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.


National Institute of Drug Abuse

United States federal government research institute whose mission is to "lead the
Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction."



An excessive and dangerous dose of a substance.


Opioid Use Disorder

A medical condition characterized by a problematic pattern of opioid use that causes
clinically significant impairment or distress.


Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

A constellation of symptoms experienced by some individuals who are addicted to
alcohol or certain drugs after a prolonged period of withdrawal.


Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and

The organization, designated by Pennsylvania law, to provide leadership and funding
in system-wide coordination and in building collaboration among public servants and
private citizens representing all aspects of the criminal and juvenile justice systems
and victim services.


Recovery Support Services

Nonclinical services that assist individuals and families to recover from alcohol
or drug problems.


Substance Abuse Mental Health Service

The federal oversight agency, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and
rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness.


Student Assistant Program

School-based intervention program that assists school personnel in identifying issues
such as alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and mental health issues that pose a barrier to a
student's success.


Single County Authorities

The county entity, designated by Pennsylvania law, to administer publicly funded
substance abuse programs.


Substance Use Disorder

A condition in which the use of one or more substances leads to a clinically significant
impairment or distress.


Treatment Access Services Center

Berks County drug and alcohol central intake and treatment referral agency for
providing drug and alcohol clinical assessments and case management services to
individuals who do not possess private health insurance, or who are publicly funded
through Medicaid.


Tobacco Dependence Treatment

Educational and support programs that encourage current tobacco users to quit.


Warm Hand-Off

Direct services provided by a Recovery Support Specialist in an emergency room
setting to assist overdose survivors enter into treatment services.

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