substance-use-disorder

State, local officials highlight addiction prevention efforts across Pa.

BY: - May 9, 2022

One of those leaders is Kristen Varner, administrator of Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services. Varner said that her own success in long-term recovery from substance use disorder is largely due to “protective factors,” such as a continuous support from a “loving environment.”

With months left in tenure, Wolf admin official looking to make most of the time that’s left

BY: - May 6, 2022

On Wednesday, Smith led a roundtable discussion with the agency’s Parent Panel Advisory Council, a group of parents from across the commonwealth who have first-hand experience parenting children affected by substance use and substance use disorders, and who make recommendations to DDAP regarding support services. 

Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith

Wolf admin directs federal grant dollars to services for pregnant Pennsylvanians with addiction

BY: - February 23, 2022

The funding is part of $55M in federal money awarded to Pennsylvania, according to DDAP.

$15M in grant funds headed to substance use disorder treatment providers for pandemic response

BY: - February 18, 2022

The grant funding, which amounts to more than $15 million, can be used to “minimize the spread of COVID-19," officials said Friday.