Alleviating suffering caused by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

Family Service & Children’s Aid Society’s Drug & Alcohol Program is licensed in the State of Pennsylvania by the PA Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs to provide drug and alcohol outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment. The Drug & Alcohol Program is committed to assessing and treating adolescents and adult alcohol and/or drug dependent individuals and their families, strengthening the lives of families and individuals, building on existing, personal, and family strengths, and reducing emotional and environmental stresses. Drug & Alcohol services are provided in three locations in Franklin, Oil City, and Titusville.

Program Philosophy

Alcohol and other drug dependence is considered by the professional staff as an insidious disease which is progressive in nature, that can be interrupted through professional treatment, but not cured. For this reason one of the primary goals of treatment for the alcoholic and/or drug dependent individual is continued meaningful abstinence from mood altering drugs.

The goal of the Drug & Alcohol Program:

The Drug & Alcohol Program’s goal is to alleviate suffering caused by the abuse of alcohol and other drugs within Venango County. The program offers reliable information to area residents and school age population for preventative purposes, and treatment for addicted persons and their families.

While it is possible to assist an alcoholic or drug dependent individual in interrupting the disease, the ability to
maintain abstinence is directly correlated with the ability of the nuclear family unit to understand what impact the disease has had on the relationship system and the functioning positions of the family unit. Therefore, all drug and alcohol treatment is viewed from a family systems perspective.

The Drug & Alcohol Program offers a wide continuum of services. We take great pride in offering the very best prevention, treatment and supportive services possible to maintain a healthy alcohol and drug-free lifestyle. The Drug & Alcohol Program offers the following services:

     Outpatient Treatment (OP)
     Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
     Relapse Prevention Therapy Group (RPT)
     Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS)
     In-Home Family Recovery Program (FRP)


Referrals can come from a variety of sources including, the Venango County Substance Abuse Program, Court Supervision Services, Venango County Protective, Intake and Crisis (PIC) Unit, District Judges, Children, Youth and Family Services (CYFS), local doctors, the family, and self-referrals.

Coverage for services

The Drug & Alcohol Program is a contracted provider with Carelon Behavioral Health (CBH) for the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance Managed Care Program. We also accept UPMC and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances. Our program is available to residents of Venango County and Eastern Crawford County.

To schedule an appointment please contact the Oil City office at 814-677-4005, the Franklin office at 814-432-3466, or the Titusville office at 814-827-3472.