U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean and her son discuss substance use, recovery in Harrisburg

BY: - September 13, 2023

Dean and her son Harry Cunnane, who struggled with substance use disorder as a teenager and young adult, joined Department of Drug and Alcohol Secretary Latisha Jones for a discussion about substance use disorder and addiction during a National Recovery Month event at the Capitol on Monday night. 

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New probation guidelines for people living with substance use disorder a promising start | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2023

Instead of punishment, the change offers treatment and hope

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Philly awards $1.9M to help fight substance abuse, overdoses

BY: - June 10, 2023

The first round of funding was awarded to 27 community-based organizations throughout the city.

In this photo illustration, a package of NARCAN (Naloxone) nasal spray sits on the counter at a Walgreens pharmacy, Aug. 9, 2017 in New York City. Starting on Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that no-cost or low cost Naloxone (NARCAN), a drug that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, will be available at all pharmacies across New York state. (Photo Illustration by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Pa. senators float involuntary commitment plan for people who overdose

BY: - May 25, 2023

'Treatment will allow individuals to regain their hopes, dreams, goals and most importantly, their lives,' Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, said.

Pa. awards $6M to fight overdose deaths in underrepresented communities | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 16, 2023

'Trends in drug overdose deaths show widening disparities,' a top official said.


A syringe services program changed my life. It could help others if it’s expanded in Pa. | Opinion

BY: - March 16, 2023

By Kate Favata Syringe services programs are a lifeline for people who use drugs. They save lives, prevent disease and act as a bridge to treatment – it worked for me. I found my pathway to help through a syringe services program in Philadelphia. I know that I would not have had the chance at […]

Addiction treatment may be coming to a pharmacy near you

BY: - February 26, 2023

A Rhode Island study showed patients prefer pharmacies to doctor’s offices.

Pa. addiction specialists, lawmakers, and officials discuss addiction, settlement funds, stigma

BY: - December 16, 2022

The virtual roundtable ”to share their personal stories and discuss how their agencies’ efforts are making an impact” included state Rep. Jim Struzzi, R-Indiana; state Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery; U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District; Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jen Smith; and Dr. Bernard James Costello, associate vice chancellor for Health Science Integration at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Nearly $19M in student loan repayment awarded to Pa. substance use treatment, case management professionals

BY: - December 5, 2022

To be eligible for the grant, candidates who were selected were required to demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as agree to a service commitment of two additional years.

Grant program to utilize $9M from opioid settlement for crisis services | Five for the Weekend

BY: - December 3, 2022

State officials said the goal of the grant program is to "provide an additional mechanism for counties to invest in infrastructure, staffing, programming, and other necessary components to establish or expand crisis stabilization services."

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.