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Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland county, is 58 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 106 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The city has a population of 10,610.

The People and Families of Sunbury

In Sunbury, about 44% of adults are married. A relatively large number of people in Sunbury live by themselves. The city is known for its large population of single adults.

There is an unusually large share of women in Sunbury.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Sunbury had a median family income of $33,148.

Political Inclinations

In the 2004 election, George W. Bush was the top Presidential fund-raiser in Sunbury ($2,620). Residents gave more to the Republican party than any of the others.

Sunbury Housing

About 45% of housing units in Sunbury are owner-occupied. Much of the housing in the city has been around for years. Many residents rent one-bedroom or studio apartments. Typical rents in the city are affordable, at least compared to other cities in the state. Homeowners in Sunbury benefit from lower real estate taxes than most other cities in Pennsylvania.

Commuting

In Sunbury, 86% of commuters drive to work. Commuters in the city are more likely, and able, to walk or bicycle to work than most.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPop.Median Family
Income (2000)
Sunbury10,610$33,148
Danville4,897$38,778
Lewisburg5,620$53,409
Milton6,650$38,438
Northumberland3,714$38,807
Selinsgrove5,383$42,500
Shamokin8,009$30,038

High Points

Sunbury strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

CategoryTrophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 3%Sunbury Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5%Sunbury Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10%Sunbury Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 16%Sunbury Short Commute Times


The listings in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas provide the following services:

(16) Outpatient
(9) Teens and Adolescents
(1) Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum
(3) Females
(7) Males
(9) Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders
(3) American Sign Language
(4) Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
(5) Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders
(5) Clients With Legal Issues
(2) Drug/Alcohol Detoxification
(1) Methadone Maintenance
(1) Methadone Detoxification
(1) Halfway House
(3) Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
(1) Persons with HIV/AIDS
(1) Gay and Lesbian
(1) General Health Services
(1) Mental Health Services
(1) Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment
(1) Seniors/Older Adults
(3) Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
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If you or a loved one in Sunbury is currently struggling with a drug or alcohol abuse problem, you do not have to face this dilemma on your own. Our compassionate staff can help to take the guesswork out of finding the best Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Treatment Facility that will be perfectly suited to your personal needs and preferences. Why should you or anyone in Sunbury try to handle this on your own, when professional help is so readily available? We have helped many people in Sunbury, Pennsylvania to take the first step towards being free from their drug or alcohol addiction, and they are now living successful lives within their community.

A Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility can help an individual from Sunbury, PA. that has suffered with a drug and alcohol addiction to make the changes needed to have the ability to live their life drug-free. Drug or alcohol rehab treatment works by first helping the individual from Sunbury, Pennsylvania to recognize the existence of a problem and to overcome the irrational thinking that is so commonly associated with a drug or alcohol addiction. An Alcohol Treatment or Drug Rehab Program will encourage the individual from Sunbury to take full responsibility for their drug or alcohol addiction and will reinforce this knowledge in the recovering addict and help them to see that they are responsible for maintaining their sobriety once they complete the treatment process and return home. This gives the recovering addict from Sunbury, Pennsylvania the power over their drug or alcohol addiction and the ability to know they can make their own individual choices.

There are so many types of Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Centers in and around Sunbury, that may include Outpatient Drug Rehabilitation Centers, Short-term Drug Rehabilitation Centers, Long-term Rehabs, Inpatient Rehabs, non-traditional, religious-based, or holistic treatment. A factor that may influence an individual from Sunbury in their choice of treatment options could be due to the fact that they may have already tried a particular Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehab Facility and failed. Various other factors can limit an individual to a specific type of drug or alcohol addiction treatment due to specific situations, and other times the individual from Sunbury can be open to all of the different available options.

The main objective in all of the different types of Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehabilitation Facilities should be to be able to motivate the individual from Sunbury, PA. to achieve a state of long term abstinence. Additionally, a quality Sunbury Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Facility will have to address all of the aspects of an addiction, including behavioral and social symptoms, and the physical and psychological symptoms that are commonly linked to a drug or alcohol addiction.

The physical aspects of a drug or alcohol addiction are addressed in the detox portion of the Sunbury, Pennsylvania treatment program; a quality Drug Treatment or Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility will be able to support the individual during the detoxification process and can help the individual to be more comfortable during this difficult process. Drug withdrawal symptoms will occur because the brain has adapted to the presence of the substance; after a period of time; thus the individual will now have to use more of the drug in order to produce the same effects. It is at this point, that the individual from Sunbury, PA. has developed a tolerance to the drugs that they have been taking, whether it is tranquilizers, cocaine, marijuana, and alcohol, or a combination of these substances. Withdrawal symptoms associated with some illicit drugs such as heroin can often produce withdrawal symptoms that may be severe and prolonged.

An effective Drug Rehabilitation or Alcohol Rehab Program in Sunbury, Pennsylvania will specifically target the psychological issues that are related to the drug or alcohol abuse. The Sunbury, PA. Drug Rehab or Alcohol Rehabilitation Center may incorporate treatment techniques such as counseling and relapse prevention courses. The combination of all these, along with helping the former addict to recognize and cope with familiar drug triggers, can help the individual to finally get to the root of the drug or alcohol addiction; this will provide the individual from Sunbury with the best chance of being able to get sober and to remain that way.

As the individual from Sunbury, PA. becomes educated about the addiction process; they will begin to understand that they did not have a chance to stop using drugs or alcohol without receiving professional help. They will learn about the effects of drug and alcohol abuse on the functions of the brain and come to understand that their not being able to stop using drug was not due to weakness, but instead their body's chemical response to the chronic chemical abuse that was encountered.

Reach out for professional help so that you or someone that you care about in Sunbury that has a substance abuse problem can finally be free from the prison of addiction.

Getting Help

Getting help is the easy part, as we are right here to guide you through the process; just dial toll free 1-888-852-5869; you can have a free consultation with a registered addiction specialist, or just fill out the Sunbury,Pennsylvania Alcohol Rehabilitation or Drug Treatment Center request form and we will call you shortly.

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There are 2 local Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Facilities in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. We have also provided 18 additional Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehabilitation Programs that are closest geographically to Sunbury:

Gaudenzia Inc Sunbury, PA
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Males, Outpatient, Women That Are Pregnant or Postpartum, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Psychological Services Clinic Sunbury, PA
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Facility
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
Bethesda Day Treatment Center Inc Milton, PA 12.0 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Michael R Gildea PC Lewisburg, PA 14.0 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Mazzitti and Sullivan Inc Elizabethville, PA 17.4 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Males, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
White Deer Run Allenwood, PA 19.9 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Methadone Detoxification, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Gay and Lesbian, Halfway House, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Methadone Maintenance, Males, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Psychological Services Clinic Bloomsburg, PA 20.3 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Mix of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
PA Treatment and Healing Bloomsburg, PA 20.8 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid
Good Samaritan Counseling Center Frackville, PA 23.1 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug Rehabilitation and Alcohol Treatment Center
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, American Sign Language, General Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Center for Counseling Services Saint Clair, PA 25.9 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Services Offered: Clients With Legal Issues, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Clinical Outcomes Group Inc Pottsville, PA 28.4 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Males, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Schuylkill Health Counseling Center Frackville, PA 28.8 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Crossroads Counseling Inc Williamsport, PA 31.6 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug Treatment and Alcohol Rehab Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Clients With Legal Issues, Services for Co-occurring Mental and Substance Abuse Disorders, Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Males, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance
Family Life Services Williamsport, PA 31.6 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehabilitation and Drug Rehab Center
Services Offered: American Sign Language, Mental Health Services, Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Genesis House Inc Williamsport, PA 31.6 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Males, Outpatient, Females
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicare, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
White Deer Run of Williamsport Williamsport, PA 31.6 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Driving Under The Influence/Driving While Intoxicated Offenders, Males, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, Seniors/Older Adults
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE)
Conewago Place Inpatient Hummelstown, PA 34.3 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab Program
Services Offered: Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Perry Human Services New Bloomfield, PA 35.9 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery Faciltity
Services Offered: Outpatient
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance
Teen Challenge Training Center Inc Rehrersburg, PA 37.3 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment Program
Services Offered: Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment
Clear Brook Lodge Shickshinny, PA 37.7 miles from Sunbury
Primary Service: Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Facility
Services Offered: Teens and Adolescents, Drug/Alcohol Detoxification, Residential Care Long-term 30 to 90 Days Treatment, Short term Residential Care 30 Days or Less
Payment Forms Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Did You Know? ...
Interesting Facts and Statistics:

Among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of current illegal drug use in 2006 was 9.5 percent in the West, 8.9 percent in the Northeast, 7.9 percent in the Midwest, and 7.4 percent in the South.

Xanax is primarily prescribed by medical professionals to treat the symptoms of panic attacks, nervousness and tension; the medication is being used as a tranquilizer.

The use of Vicodin and similar types of drugs is much more prevalent in the mid-western portions of the United States.

In 2008, an estimated 8.3 million adults (3.7 percent) had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year. The rate was 3.9 percent among women and 3.4 percent among men. The rate was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (6.7 percent) compared with adults 26 to 49 (3.9 percent) and adults aged 50 or older (2.3 percent).

Having MDE in the past year was associated with past year substance dependence or abuse. In 2007, adults aged 18 or older with past year MDE had higher rates of past year illegal drug use than those without MDE (27.4 vs. 12.8 percent). Adults with past year MDE were more likely than those without MDE to be dependent on or abuse illegal drugs (8.8 vs. 2.1 percent) and alcohol (17.0 vs. 7.0 percent).

The various physical effects of methamphetamine include, increased energy, change in libido, increased sweating, decrease in appetite (anorexia), insomnia, dilated pupils, tightened jaw muscles (trismus), teeth grinding (bruxism), itching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, involuntary body movements (twitches, grimacing, lip smacking, etc), increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, vasoconstriction, dry mouth, and a difficulty in urination. Serious physical effects include, possibly fatal lung and kidney disorders, possible brain damage, lowered resistance to illnesses, liver damage, heart attack, and stroke.


The following survey was completed by residents of Sunbury, Pennsylvania as part of the USNODRUGS monitoring program. The survey below is a representation of perceptual drug and alcohol usage rates in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. We cannot guarantee complete accuracy, but our monitoring team uses the highest standards for survey compilation.
You do not have to answer all of the survey questions, you should only answer questions that are relevant to your thoughts and experiences.
Survey results as of December 1, 2014
Perception of marijuana in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
Do you believe that using marijuana can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
98%
0%
2%
Marijuana use in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
Have you used marijuana in your lifetime?
No
Yes
76%
24%
Have you used marijuana in the past month?
No
Yes
95%
5%
Do you use marijuana regularly?
Maybe
No
Yes
16%
77%
7%
Perception of Alcohol in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
Do you believe that drinking alcohol can be harmful?
Maybe
No
Yes
3%
2%
95%
Have you had a binge drinking experience in the past month?
No
Yes
90%
10%
Do you consume alcohol daily?
Maybe
No
Yes
13%
83%
4%
How old were you when you first experimented with alcohol?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
3%
16%
53%
28%
What motivated you to use drugs or alcohol for the first time in Sunbury, Pennsylvania?
Boredom
Curiousity
Drugs were all around
Family problem
Hopelessness
It was easy to get
None of the above
Peer Pressure
To fit in
Unhappiness
13%
8%
0%
4%
5%
0%
59%
5%
3%
3%
Most common first drug experience in Sunbury, Pennsylvania?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
5%
3%
8%
2%
4%
12%
4%
6%
8%
18%
9%
Use of drugs and alcohol in Sunbury, Pennsylvania schools.
Have you ever gone to school in Sunbury, Pennsylvania under the influence of marijuana?
Maybe
No
Yes
11%
85%
4%
Have you ever gone to school in Sunbury, Pennsylvania under the influence of alcohol?
Maybe
No
Yes
17%
75%
8%
What is the most common drug used in your school in Sunbury, Pennsylvania?
Alcohol
Club Drug
Crack Cocaine
Ecstasy
Heroin
Inhalants
Marijuana
Meth
Over The Counter Drug
Powder Cocaine
Prescription Drug
Psychedelic Drug
21%
3%
2%
5%
3%
5%
12%
2%
11%
7%
20%
9%
Your Age?
0-10
11-21
22-31
32 or older
10%
5%
56%
29%
Your Gender?
Female
Male
79%
21%
Surveys updated monthly.

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