Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs To contact the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs please visit www.ddap.pa.gov

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The COVID-19 vaccine is as safe as most over-the-counter medications. That’s knowledge worth flexing. Vaccines have prov...
06/02/2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is as safe as most over-the-counter medications. That’s knowledge worth flexing. Vaccines have proven safe and effective.

Appointments are available today near you. Find your vaccine at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

The COVID-19 vaccine is as safe as most over-the-counter medications. That’s knowledge worth flexing. Vaccines have proven safe and effective.

Appointments are available today near you. Find your vaccine at PA.GOV/COVID #PAagainstCOVID

If you or someone you know is struggling with drinking or drug use, take the courageous first step of seeking help.Call ...
06/01/2021
Drinking increases substantially during pandemic, alarming rise among women

If you or someone you know is struggling with drinking or drug use, take the courageous first step of seeking help.

Call 1-800-662-HELP or contact your county drug and alcohol office: bit.ly/CountySCAsearch

The pandemic has changed the way in which we live in many ways. One alarming side effect, more people are drinking heavily. Heavy drinking has been on the rise over the past several years according…

Pool parties and gatherings can make holiday weekends like #MemorialDay difficult for individuals in recovery. Tips to h...
05/28/2021

Pool parties and gatherings can make holiday weekends like #MemorialDay difficult for individuals in recovery.

Tips to help navigate your summer get-togethers 👇

Pool parties and gatherings can make holiday weekends like #MemorialDay difficult for individuals in recovery.

Tips to help navigate your summer get-togethers 👇

Everyone deserves an opportunity to move past their mistakes. That’s why Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman h...
05/27/2021

Everyone deserves an opportunity to move past their mistakes.

That’s why Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman have taken major steps to improve accessibility to and streamline the pardons process across the commonwealth. Learn more: bop.pa.gov

Everyone deserves an opportunity to move past their mistakes.

That’s why Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman have taken major steps to improve accessibility to and streamline the pardons process across the commonwealth. Learn more: bop.pa.gov

05/26/2021

Secretary Jen Smith sat down with PA State Rep. Jason Silvis to discuss some of the resources available across Pennsylvania for individuals who may be battling substance use disorder.

The Governor Tom Wolf Administration and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs stand with you. There is no toleran...
05/25/2021

The Governor Tom Wolf Administration and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs stand with you. There is no tolerance for racism or racial bias in the drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery system in Pennsylvania.

The Governor Tom Wolf Administration and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs stand with you. There is no tolerance for racism or racial bias in the drug and alcohol prevention, treatment, and recovery system in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania's Get Help Now hotline is available 24/7 for individuals or their family members looking for substance use ...
05/25/2021

Pennsylvania's Get Help Now hotline is available 24/7 for individuals or their family members looking for substance use treatment or resources.

Start your recovery journey today: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Pennsylvania's Get Help Now hotline is available 24/7 for individuals or their family members looking for substance use treatment or resources.

Start your recovery journey today: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

05/24/2021

Need a ride to your vaccine appointment? PA can help! If you’re over 65 or have a disability, you may qualify for free or reduced fare. Learn more: bit.ly/PASharedRide

Today, we're kicking off our weekend of kindness in PA! Choose to be kind to yourself and others, every day. #143DayinPA
05/21/2021

Today, we're kicking off our weekend of kindness in PA! Choose to be kind to yourself and others, every day. #143DayinPA

Today, we're kicking off our weekend of kindness in PA! Choose to be kind to yourself and others, every day. #143DayinPA

Prescription drug take-back boxes are an easy way to make sure unwanted or unused medications don't end up in the wrong ...
05/20/2021

Prescription drug take-back boxes are an easy way to make sure unwanted or unused medications don't end up in the wrong hands.

Find a location near you: ddap.pa.gov/drugtakeback

Prescription drug take-back boxes are an easy way to make sure unwanted or unused medications don't end up in the wrong hands.

Find a location near you: ddap.pa.gov/drugtakeback

Naloxone saves lives. Period. Get yours:🔸 Use the standing order: bit.ly/getnaloxone🔸 Get it mailed to your home: nextdi...
05/19/2021

Naloxone saves lives. Period.

Get yours:
🔸 Use the standing order: bit.ly/getnaloxone
🔸 Get it mailed to your home: nextdistro.org/pachoice

Naloxone saves lives. Period.

Get yours:
🔸 Use the standing order: bit.ly/getnaloxone
🔸 Get it mailed to your home: nextdistro.org/pachoice

05/18/2021
Words matter! 💬

Words matter! Using the right words can reduce stigma and improve the chances of individuals getting into and staying in treatment.

Need help? 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Finding treatment for substance use disorder can be overwhelming. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing th...
05/17/2021

Finding treatment for substance use disorder can be overwhelming. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best option for you or a loved one.

Need help? 📲 1-800-662-HELP.

Finding treatment for substance use disorder can be overwhelming. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the best option for you or a loved one.

Need help? 📲 1-800-662-HELP.

05/14/2021
National Prevention Week - Thank you!

As we wrap up National Prevention Week, we want to thank all the prevention professionals across Pennsylvania for changing lives and transforming communities. Keep up the great work!

#NPW2021 #PAPrevention

We joined the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to disc...
05/13/2021

We joined the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the importance of prevention efforts for reducing substance use among youth in PA during National Prevention Week.

Learn more: bit.ly/3yfbq8D

We joined the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services to discuss the importance of prevention efforts for reducing substance use among youth in PA during National Prevention Week.

Learn more: bit.ly/3yfbq8D

Quality family time builds stronger, connected families. Family group activities such as cooking, painting, or playing m...
05/13/2021

Quality family time builds stronger, connected families. Family group activities such as cooking, painting, or playing music together promote bonding, trust, love for one another, and create more resilient and self-confident children.

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

Quality family time builds stronger, connected families. Family group activities such as cooking, painting, or playing music together promote bonding, trust, love for one another, and create more resilient and self-confident children.

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

"The most effective praise is straightforward, specific, and focused on effort, not ability or looks. Regular praise imp...
05/12/2021

"The most effective praise is straightforward, specific, and focused on effort, not ability or looks. Regular praise improves children’s behavior and can reduce levels of hyperactivity and inattention."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

"The most effective praise is straightforward, specific, and focused on effort, not ability or looks. Regular praise improves children’s behavior and can reduce levels of hyperactivity and inattention."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

Last week, we visited JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services with Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans A...
05/12/2021

Last week, we visited JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services with Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to highlight some of the vitally important work being done by the Recovery Community Organization. 👏

Learn more: pacast.com/m?p=18734

Last week, we visited JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services with Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to highlight some of the vitally important work being done by the Recovery Community Organization. 👏

Learn more: pacast.com/m?p=18734

"Play helps children work through their worries and stress. It promotes physical and mental health, providing or maintai...
05/11/2021

"Play helps children work through their worries and stress. It promotes physical and mental health, providing or maintaining some normalcy in difficult times."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

"Play helps children work through their worries and stress. It promotes physical and mental health, providing or maintaining some normalcy in difficult times."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

“As we navigate the coming months and impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with a substance use disorder and those in reco...
05/11/2021
State officials: Opioid overdoses rose significantly during COVID shutdowns

“As we navigate the coming months and impacts of COVID-19 on individuals with a substance use disorder and those in recovery, the Governor Tom Wolf Admin is committed to ensuring all Pennsylvanians have access to necessary, life-saving resources." - DDAP Secretary Jen Smith

Get help today 1-800-662-HELP(4357)

Harrisburg, Pa. - Several Pennsylvania government officials held a press conference last week to discuss the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the opioid epidemic.

"Acknowledging feelings, providing reassurance, and engaging in active listening creates an environment in which childre...
05/10/2021

"Acknowledging feelings, providing reassurance, and engaging in active listening creates an environment in which children feel loved, supported and safe."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

"Acknowledging feelings, providing reassurance, and engaging in active listening creates an environment in which children feel loved, supported and safe."

Learn more: bit.ly/3xMvQoX #NPW2021 #PAPrevention

It's National Prevention Week. There is no guarantee that your child won’t use substances, but there are prevention stra...
05/09/2021
Substance Use Prevention Resources for Parents

It's National Prevention Week. There is no guarantee that your child won’t use substances, but there are prevention strategies to help keep them safe and healthy. #NPW2021

Help keep your kids safe and healthy

Yesterday we visited JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services in Lemoyne with the Pennsylvania Department of Military ...
05/07/2021
Wolf Administration Visits Veterans Substance Use Disorder Recovery Organization to Highlight Innovative Programs Coordinated Through the Opioid Command Center

Yesterday we visited JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services in Lemoyne with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to highlight innovative programs put in place through state agency collaborations and federal funding.

The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) visited Recovery Community Organization Just for Today Recovery and Veterans Support Services (JFT) to highlight innovative programs through state agency collaborations and federal funding."The state...

"Our recent study shows that in spite of numerous legal and social barriers, most individuals in addiction recovery go o...
05/06/2021
People recover from addiction. They also go on to do good things - STAT

"Our recent study shows that in spite of numerous legal and social barriers, most individuals in addiction recovery go on to rejoin society and contribute to it in numerous meaningful ways."

Start your recovery journey today: 1-800-662-HELP

Addiction, so the narrative goes, is a hopeless condition that few recover from. The truth is that 75% of people achieve recovery.

Holidays like Cinco De Mayo may be challenging for individuals in recovery, especially during COVID-19. Tips for celebra...
05/05/2021

Holidays like Cinco De Mayo may be challenging for individuals in recovery, especially during COVID-19. Tips for celebrating safely ⤵

Need help? Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Holidays like Cinco De Mayo may be challenging for individuals in recovery, especially during COVID-19. Tips for celebrating safely ⤵

Need help? Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

05/04/2021

Effective May 31, we are lifting COVID mitigation orders.

The masking order will be lifted when 70% of Pennsylvania adults are fully vaccinated.

Help us lift the ​masking order sooner. Find a vaccine appointment near you: pa.gov/get-vaccinated.

May is Mental Health Month. Mental health and substance use disorders often go hand in hand but recovery is possible. Ne...
05/04/2021

May is Mental Health Month.

Mental health and substance use disorders often go hand in hand but recovery is possible. Need help? Call 1-800-662-HELP.

May is Mental Health Month.

Mental health and substance use disorders often go hand in hand but recovery is possible. Need help? Call 1-800-662-HELP.

To combat the nation’s substance use crisis, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched the NHSC Subst...
05/03/2021

To combat the nation’s substance use crisis, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program.

Learn more and apply: bit.ly/3t2oDO5

To combat the nation’s substance use crisis, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) launched the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program.

Learn more and apply: bit.ly/3t2oDO5

Are you or a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder? With the right supports, treatment works and recovery i...
04/30/2021

Are you or a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder?

With the right supports, treatment works and recovery is not only possible but probable. Call 1-800-662-HELP.

Are you or a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder?

With the right supports, treatment works and recovery is not only possible but probable. Call 1-800-662-HELP.

Today, we joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to d...
04/29/2021
Wolf Administration Highlights Impact of COVID-19 on Individuals with Substance Use Disorders and Collaborative Projects Through the Opioid Disaster Declaration

Today, we joined the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with substance use disorder and to highlight collaborative projects made possible through Governor Tom Wolf's opioid disaster declaration.

Wolf Administration officials outlined the impacts of COVID-19 on people living with substance use disorders (SUD) and highlighted projects and collaborations made possible through the opioid disaster declaration's creation of the Opioid Command Center. "As we continue to evaluate 2020 overd...

04/28/2021
Staying Connected in Recovery

Staying connected is a crucial part of the recovery process.

Available resources:
💻 Online meetings
📞 Telephone meetings
💬 Chat forums
📱 Mobile apps

Learn more: bit.ly/3dvXpsL

Join National Academy of Medicine, Dell Medical School - UT Austin, and Shatterproof for a half-day virtual summit on 6/...
04/27/2021
Stigma of Addiction Summit - National Academy of Medicine

Join National Academy of Medicine, Dell Medical School - UT Austin, and Shatterproof for a half-day virtual summit on 6/10 to hear about how stigma manifests in health care, how to intervene in real time, and the role of advocates and families: https://nam.edu/event/stigma-of-addiction-summit/

Event Jun 2021 10 Time: 12:00 PM Register to attend! Submit an innovation abstract Stigma of Addiction Summit Register to attend! The National Academy of Medicine, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, and Shatterproof are pleased to announce the Stigma of Addiction Summit: a hal...

Our Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool can help with finding age/county-specific info and resources for:🏥 Treatment💰 Treatme...
04/27/2021

Our Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool can help with finding age/county-specific info and resources for:
🏥 Treatment
💰 Treatment funding
🎖️ Veterans
🚌 Transportation

Visit: bit.ly/PADAreferral

Our Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool can help with finding age/county-specific info and resources for:
🏥 Treatment
💰 Treatment funding
🎖️ Veterans
🚌 Transportation

Visit: bit.ly/PADAreferral

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted individuals in recovery and those living with a substance use disorder. By ge...
04/26/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted individuals in recovery and those living with a substance use disorder.

By getting vaccinated, we can all do our part to help our loved ones and communities who are struggling. Together we can and will recover.

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted individuals in recovery and those living with a substance use disorder.

By getting vaccinated, we can all do our part to help our loved ones and communities who are struggling. Together we can and will recover.

TOMORROW is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Gather your old/unwanted prescription medication and dispose at a ...
04/23/2021

TOMORROW is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Gather your old/unwanted prescription medication and dispose at a location site near you.

📍 Find a Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA site: takebackday.dea.gov
📍 Find a year-round site: ddap.pa.gov/drugtakeback

TOMORROW is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Gather your old/unwanted prescription medication and dispose at a location site near you.

📍 Find a Drug Enforcement Administration - DEA site: takebackday.dea.gov
📍 Find a year-round site: ddap.pa.gov/drugtakeback

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