Across Pennsylvania, heroin, pharmaceuticals, and other illicit drug use continues to increase leading to an unknown number of fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Within this mix of illicit drugs, there is one drug that is increasing in popularity more rapidly than others. Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50x more potent that heroin and […]

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PA DHS Centers of Excellence

Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of drug overdoses in men ages 12-25 and eighth among the general population. However, there are often waiting lists for a person seeking treatment. In 2015, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf allotted $15 million in behavioral health funds and medical assistance funding to create a series of 20 Opioid […]

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Recovery & Stigma

Society stigmatizes addicts as bad people that make a choice to become addicted. When I was a little girl, however, I did not dream of becoming a drug addict, nor did I say, ‘I want to grow up and have children to have them taken away from me by Children and Youth Services.’ I did […]

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Everybody Matters

As many of you can tell from the recent news articles, social media, and perhaps your own life experiences, opiate overdoses are becoming an epidemic. In Washington County alone, we have had up to sixteen overdoses in one day. We have also suffered fatalities in some of those cases. There are, however, many resources and […]

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