News from Across the Commonwealth and the Nation
(Statewide) These are stories of the people affected by Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis. They are strong, caring, brave individuals who are part of the fabric of the communities across our state. Opioid addiction does not define them or their lives, and they are proof that people do recover with treatment to lead full and productive lives - just like anyone else. By giving their voices and stories a platform, we can help others see that it’s time to replace outdated stigma with support, encouragement, and understanding...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Statewide) Today, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) visited licensed recovery house, Stop and Surrender Wayne Ministries Rainbow House, to highlight their innovative approach in assisting people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGTBQ+) in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) and to highlight the importance of becoming licensed...(media.pa.gov)
(Statewide) Pennsylvanians looking for drug and alcohol treatment will now have a tool that helps them find and assess the best programs throughout the state...(Northcentral PA)
(Statewide) The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) to discuss substance use disorder (SUD) in the construction industry, highlight the importance of education and prevention for employees in this field, and to remind them of available safety resources...(Penn Watch)
(Statewide) The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would legalize fentanyl test strips...(ABC 27 News)
(Lycoming) Retired hip-hop rapper and entrepreneur Percy Miller, more commonly known as Master P, made a stop in Williamsport to talk about drug addiction. This comes just a few weeks after he lost his 29-year-old daughter, Tytyana Miller, to an overdose...(WNEP 16 News)
(Statewide) Senator Doug Mastriano (PA-33) announced plans to introduce “Tyler’s Law” to target drug dealers who peddle fentanyl resulting in a fatal overdose...(pasenategop.com)
(National) More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2021 than in any previous year. It’s a grim milestone as new numbers show one state, which has enacted a program to treat drug addiction, may have made things even worse...(PA Home Page)
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Sent: June 24, 2022