substance-abuse

‘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. 

‘Vulnerable’ and ‘overlooked’, state officials highlight need to address substance use disorder in older adults

BY: - January 27, 2022

Older adults “are underdiagnosed when it comes to the disease of addiction” because they tend to take more medication than other age groups and because SUD symptoms in older adults are similar to those of other medical conditions, he said.