White House rolls out strategy to battle deadly drug mixture of fentanyl and xylazine
The street drug known as 'tranq' has taken a deadly toll in Philadelphia, the Capital-Star has previously reported.
Pa.’s Wild, Fitzpatrick press for full funding for mental health services | Tuesday Morning Coffee
The request comes 'in recognition of the mental health and substance abuse crisis affecting our nation from coast to coast.'
‘Tranq’ isn’t just a Philly problem. But it will take city officials, healthcare workers to fix it
'Tranq,' or xylazine, is an animal tranquilizer used by veterinarians and is not approved for human use.
‘No one is immune’: DDAP encourages Pa. workers, health care workers, to invest five minutes to better understand addiction
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
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.