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

Operating as usual

Isolation, fewer in-person supports, and uncertainty of when things will get back to normal all have an impact on an ind...
08/14/2020
COVID-19 RESOURCES

Isolation, fewer in-person supports, and uncertainty of when things will get back to normal all have an impact on an individual’s mental health and recovery.

You are not alone
📲 Call 1-800-662-HELP
ℹ️ Visit: bit.ly/3dvXpsL

Resources to help individuals with a substance use disorder and those in recovery.

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☎️ 1-800-662-HELP.

We want to hear from you! DDAP and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation and Research Unit ne...
08/12/2020

We want to hear from you!

DDAP and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy's Program Evaluation and Research Unit need your help in developing a training series in the practice of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Take the survey: bit.ly/3gLI9ZY

Teenagers have the potential to save a loved one’s life! Shout out to Neha Skandan from Moravian Academy for this toolki...
08/12/2020
Opioid Crisis Toolkit for Teenagers

Teenagers have the potential to save a loved one’s life! Shout out to Neha Skandan from Moravian Academy for this toolkit to assist teenagers in helping a loved one with an opioid use disorder.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

A guide for teenagers to help loved ones who are struggling with an opioid use disorder.

Mask-wearing is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. #MaskUpPA
08/10/2020

Mask-wearing is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. #MaskUpPA

Not sure what language or visuals are appropriate when covering substance use disorder? This toolkit provides some insig...
08/10/2020

Not sure what language or visuals are appropriate when covering substance use disorder? This toolkit provides some insight for journalists + members of the media: bit.ly/2JCOg4m

08/09/2020
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Tips for keeping your mental health a priority ⤵️

Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of your mental health. Taking care of ourselves will help us take care of each other. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2PozQHi

While many things are being cancelled, recovery is not. Check out these questions for potential providers during #COVID1...
08/07/2020

While many things are being cancelled, recovery is not. Check out these questions for potential providers during #COVID19 via the Partnership to End Addiction.

Keep the children in your life safe by locking up and putting away prescription medication.🔸 Put them away every time🔸 K...
08/06/2020

Keep the children in your life safe by locking up and putting away prescription medication.
🔸 Put them away every time
🔸 Keep out of reach + sight
🔸 Make sure the safety cap is locked
🔸 Call poison control in an emergency 800-222-1222

Pennsylvania Department of Health
08/05/2020

Pennsylvania Department of Health

😷 #MaskUpPA Tip: Wear your mask correctly every time!

CORRECT WAY: Make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth and is secured under your chin.

WRONG WAY: Don't lower your mask to talk, cough or sneeze

Naloxone is safe, easy to use, and most importantly — it saves lives. Get it at your local pharmacy using Secretary Levi...
08/05/2020

Naloxone is safe, easy to use, and most importantly — it saves lives. Get it at your local pharmacy using Secretary Levine's standing order: bit.ly/GetNaloxone

Recovery is about more than just not using substances. Start your recovery journey today:👉 1-800-662-HELP.
08/04/2020

Recovery is about more than just not using substances.

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

Congrats to Charles P. (CP) Mirarchi III for receiving the Joanna Franklin Annual Award for Direct Service from the Nati...
08/03/2020

Congrats to Charles P. (CP) Mirarchi III for receiving the Joanna Franklin Annual Award for Direct Service from the National Council on Problem Gambling for his long-time expertise in counseling and generous contributions to the problem gambling field.

CP has been a gambling treatment provider in PA since the beginning of our treatment program, he is on the board of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc., and provides supervision to clinicians in PA working to obtain their International Gambling Certification.

Thank you for all you do in PA and beyond, CP!

SAVE THE DATE: In coordination with Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA + the National Emerging Threats Initiative, we announced ...
07/31/2020

SAVE THE DATE: In coordination with Liberty Mid-Atlantic HIDTA + the National Emerging Threats Initiative, we announced the 2020 Pennsylvania Psychostimulant Symposium taking place December 2nd + 3rd.

Stay tuned for more info: bit.ly/PA_PS_Symposium

“To all LGBTQ young people, it is okay to be you. It is okay to stand up for your rights and your freedoms."This week, P...
07/31/2020

“To all LGBTQ young people, it is okay to be you. It is okay to stand up for your rights and your freedoms."

This week, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Levine addressed the transphobic comments directed towards the LGBTQ community in Pennsylvania. Full remarks: bit.ly/2CW1qcn

Governor Tom Wolf
07/29/2020

Governor Tom Wolf

Masks are required in public spaces in Pennsylvania.

We can get COVID-19 under control if we collectively take it seriously. Wear masks, social distance, and stop the spread.

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available. The Get Help Now hotline is a confidential, 24/7...
07/29/2020

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, help is available. The Get Help Now hotline is a confidential, 24/7 treatment and information service for individuals and families.

📲 Call 1-800-662-HELP.

Preliminary 2019 Overdose Death Data is in 📊 ⤵️
07/28/2020

Preliminary 2019 Overdose Death Data is in 📊 ⤵️

Preliminary 2019 overdose death data shows ~1% decrease across the state when compared to 2018, with 4,348 deaths in Pennsylvania. This represents a decrease of more than 19% since 2017, when the Opioid Command Center was established.

Read more: https://bit.ly/2Dbpo35

Remember to keep your recovery a priority during these uncertain times.Available resources:💻 Online meetings📞 Telephone ...
07/28/2020
COVID-19 RESOURCES

Remember to keep your recovery a priority during these uncertain times.

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

Resources to help individuals with a substance use disorder and those in recovery.

"The key to ultimate change lies in changing the way people think about this disease. Addiction is treatable, + change l...
07/27/2020
COVID-19 has led to surge in opioid overdoses. Here's how we can confront the stigma.

"The key to ultimate change lies in changing the way people think about this disease. Addiction is treatable, + change lies in addressing + eliminating the stigma that causes so much shame, loneliness, and ultimately, so much tragedy." Shatterproof 👏

Addiction is treatable, and change lies in eliminating the stigma that causes so much shame, loneliness and tragedy.

“It’s really important for people to know that there’s hope for recovery. By getting the right help, people can live hea...
07/25/2020
Lebanon County native spearheading Pa.'s fight against the opioid epidemic

“It’s really important for people to know that there’s hope for recovery. By getting the right help, people can live healthy, happy + productive lives. That all is possible for people who have this disease.”

Get help now ☎️ 1-800-662-HELP.

Jen Smith, a 38-year-old resident of Jonestown, is one of Pennsylvania’s leaders in the fight against addiction, and opioids specifically. Her title says "Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs," but she’s really a general.

Pool parties and other gatherings may make the summer months difficult for individuals in recovery. Tips to help navigat...
07/24/2020

Pool parties and other gatherings may make the summer months difficult for individuals in recovery. Tips to help navigate your summer get-togethers 👇

⭐ Also, wear a mask and don't forget the current COVID-19 restrictions of

Don't let these uncertain times interfere with how far you've come on your recovery journey. Check out these tips for ac...
07/23/2020
How To Accept The Things You Cannot Change, Like The Pandemic

Don't let these uncertain times interfere with how far you've come on your recovery journey. Check out these tips for accepting things that are out of your control via Forbes ⤵️

As the pandemic has gone on and we are coping for longer than just the short term, it is harder to deal with the uncertainty. Learning skills for psychological flexibility and to, like the serenity prayer says, "accept the things you cannot change," can help.

Governor Tom Wolf
07/23/2020

Governor Tom Wolf

Hate has no place in Pennsylvania.

The transphobic incident involving the Bloomsburg Fair is the latest in a relentless series of vile slurs directed at Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine — a highly skilled and accomplished member of my administration.

Dr. Levine is a distinguished public servant. She’s committed to keeping Pennsylvanians safe and healthy, even those who direct hate-fueled attacks at her.

I’m proud of the work she has done in her five years serving Pennsylvanians, and especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

I'm calling on all Pennsylvanians: Speak out against hateful comments and acts, including transphobia, when you see them.

Health care professionals play a vital role in combatting the opioid crisis. These two new guidelines will further assis...
07/22/2020

Health care professionals play a vital role in combatting the opioid crisis. These two new guidelines will further assist health care professionals in treating their patients in the safest, most effective way.

Read the full release: bit.ly/30GiZVT

Mask-wearing is essential to stop the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. Learn more about what Governor ...
07/22/2020

Mask-wearing is essential to stop the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania. Learn more about what Governor Tom Wolf is doing to stop the spread: bit.ly/3fytroo

Shatterproof
07/21/2020

Shatterproof

TODAY at 11 AM ET!

Join U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Lipi Roy, and more special guests for a first look at ATLAS, our new platform measuring addiction treatment quality and driving improvement.

Register now! https://bit.ly/2VklKdk

People cannot get the help they need and deserve if they are dead. Narcan can give individuals a second chance at life a...
07/21/2020

People cannot get the help they need and deserve if they are dead. Narcan can give individuals a second chance at life and recovery.

Get yours: bit.ly/2Mdns9W

Stigma holds far too many people back from getting the treatment they need. We are so proud to have partnered with Shatt...
07/20/2020
Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with National Nonprofit, Shatterproof, to End Substance Use Disorder Stigma

Stigma holds far too many people back from getting the treatment they need.

We are so proud to have partnered with Shatterproof on their Strategy to End Addiction Stigma. Read the full strategy: bit.ly/2OtYXrF

The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania, through its Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, will be one of three founding partners and the first state partner with Shatterproof in supporting the nonprofit’s national strategy to end addiction stigma across the country. Other fou...

Our Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool can help you find age/county-specific info and resources for:🏥 Substance use treatmen...
07/20/2020

Our Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool can help you find age/county-specific info and resources for:
🏥 Substance use treatment
💰 Treatment funding
🎖️ Veterans
🚌 Transportation

Visit: bit.ly/PADAreferral

Does #COVID19 have you feeling overwhelmed? It's important to find healthy ways to cope with stress without using substa...
07/17/2020

Does #COVID19 have you feeling overwhelmed? It's important to find healthy ways to cope with stress without using substances.

For substance use disorder treatment/resources:
📲 Call: 1-800-662-HELP
🤳 Text: 717-216-0905
💻 Chat: bit.ly/GHNchatline

07/16/2020
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

Naloxone saves lives by reversing opioid overdose. Pick up yours at a local pharmacy using Dr. Levine's standing order→ bit.ly/2Mdns9W

🎥 WATCH: Lt. Governor John Fetterman talks stigma—explaining that substance use disorder should be treated like other chronic diseases.

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The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs mission is to engage, coordinate and lead the Commonwealth’s effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol, and gambling disorder; and to promote recovery, thereby reducing the human and economic impact of the disease.

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