overdose-deaths

Crawford County substance use roundtable highlights pandemic treatment challenges

BY: - December 13, 2021

So far in 2021, Pennsylvania has logged 2,279 overdose deaths, according to state data.

In Johnstown, Pa. officials look to stem tide of overdoses

BY: - November 9, 2021

The roundtable discussion held in Johnstown, is part of a listening tour conducted by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs to discuss local trends in substance abuse disorder with treatment providers, recovering members of the community and local officials. 

On Overdose Awareness Day, families, advocates call for Pa. to ‘recommit’ to fighting opioid epidemic

BY: - August 31, 2021

Joined by the Pennsylvania chapter of Team Sharing, a national nonprofit composed of parents who have lost children to substance use disorder, Smith called on the state government to “recommit” to managing the opioid epidemic. 

COMMENTARY

Spike in opioid overdose deaths during pandemic reinforces need for a holistic approach to public health issues | Opinion

BY: - June 16, 2021

The start of one new public health crisis didn't mean the end of another.