addiction-issues

National addiction treatment locator has outdated data and other critical flaws

BY: - May 11, 2022

'It’s scary, because if you go to use the site, it’s got invalid information,' one physician said.

‘No one is immune’: DDAP encourages Pa. workers, health care workers, to invest five minutes to better understand addiction

BY: - February 15, 2022

The online learning platform, known as Just Five, launched in May 2021 as a way to improve Pennsylvanians' understanding of addiction and substance use disorder, reduce the stigma surrounding the disease, and provide individuals with helpful resources. 

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Don’t wait until after the holidays to seek treatment | Opinion  

BY: - December 23, 2021

You don't have to suffer in silence; tell your loved ones if you are battling addiction or mental health struggles.

Fighting addiction in COVID-19: ‘We need the ability for families to say, this is really hard right now’

BY: - May 1, 2020

By Brittany Hailer PITTSBURGH — Angela attends as many as four Narcotic’s Anonymous (NA) virtual sessions a day. She calls into an outpatient program nine hours a week.  She checks in with her sponsor, doctor, counselor, case workers, old friends, and her mother who currently has custody of her children. Angela relapsed after five years […]

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How Pa. is continuing to help those with the disease of addiction | Opinion

BY: - September 11, 2019

Opioid deaths were down in Pennsylvania in 2018. But the Wolf administration is still working hard to remove barriers to treatment.