substance-use-disorder

Experts, advocates discuss challenges facing ‘grandfamilies’ in Pa.

BY: - September 28, 2022

Natalie Hoprich, a grandmother raising two of her six grandchildren due to their parents’ struggle with substance use disorder, told lawmakers during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing about her difficulty finding support and financial resources to help offset the cost of caring for her grandchildren. 

Online addiction treatment provider tool now available in Pa. | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 16, 2022

Known as ATLAS (Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards Platform), the online tool was created by Shatterproof, a national nonprofit working to combat addiction in the United States.

Local agencies respond as overdoses surge in Allegheny County

BY: - July 11, 2022

According to data released by Allegheny County on Friday, annual overdose deaths have risen from 492 in 2018 to 719 last year. 

Pa. to start citing unlicensed recovery houses this week

BY: - June 5, 2022

The agency was granted that oversight through a 2017 state law, and licensing applications were made available through DDAP in December 2021. 

Philly lawyer found his higher calling by starting an org to combat addiction stigma

BY: - June 5, 2022

'Addiction is a family disease caused by ineffectively managed emotional pain,' Kevin Hyer said.

COMMENTARY

Pa. residents recovering from substance use disorder deserve safe, supportive housing | Opinion

BY: - May 25, 2022

Everyone’s recovery journey is different; but for many, one of the critical stops following treatment is moving into a recovery house.

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.