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Nov 23, 2016, 15:57 ET Secretary Gary Tennis: Surgeon General's Report on Addiction Helps Galvanize Action in Opioid Epidemic

A new report on addiction released by the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy, will raise awareness and help galvanize action...


Sep 29, 2016, 14:53 ET Pennsylvania DDAP Hosts Panel of Medical Providers, People in Recovery to Discuss Ways to Improve Addiction Treatment

 Today, medical providers from across Pennsylvania came together with people in recovery from the disease of addiction to discuss ways the...


Sep 14, 2016, 10:30 ET Pennsylvania DDAP Secretary Gary Tennis Urges Awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

 Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Gary Tennis is urging women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant to not...


Sep 07, 2016, 16:10 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Holds First Hearing to Examine Existing Laws Governing Access to Addiction Treatment

 The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) held the first of six public hearings today to examine existing laws governing...


Jul 19, 2016, 15:20 ET Recommendations for Certifying Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Recovery Houses Now Available for Public Comment

 The Certified Drug and Alcohol Recovery Housing Taskforce has submitted its recommendations to the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol...


Jun 15, 2016, 14:59 ET Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Elected to National Association of Drug Court Professionals Board of Directors

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Gary Tennis has been named to the National Association of Drug Court...


Mar 15, 2016, 15:10 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Announces Release of 2015 Problem Gambling Annual Report

 In concurrence with National Problem Gambling Awareness month, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) has announced...


Feb 25, 2016, 14:44 ET Wolf Budget Funds Critical Efforts to Fight Pennsylvania Overdose Epidemic

Today, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis sat down with media to discuss the Wolf Administration's efforts to combat the...


Nov 05, 2015, 14:01 ET DDAP Secretary Named Pennsylvania Rural Health Leader of the Year

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Gary Tennis has been named the Pennsylvania Rural Health Leader of the Year...


Sep 09, 2014, 12:24 ET Pennsylvania Women Reminded of Dangers of Consuming Alcohol while Pregnant

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs today announced that Governor Corbett has proclaimed September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder...


Sep 02, 2014, 16:08 ET New Building Bridges to Recovery Initiative to Acknowledge Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month in Pennsylvania

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today announced a recovery month initiative, Building Bridges to Recovery. The initiative will...


Jan 13, 2014, 14:07 ET Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Launches Interactive Map Showing Healthy Pennsylvania Drug Take-back Box Locations

Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis today announced that the department is now offering an interactive map on its website...


Oct 24, 2013, 10:23 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Urges Participation in National Drug Take Back Day Events This Week

Healthy PA Plan Proposes Permanent Take Back Program for Pennsylvania The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs today reminds Pennsylvanians...


Sep 09, 2013, 14:50 ET Women Reminded of Health Risks with Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

An Estimated 40,000 Newborns Are Affected Each Year by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder  Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Deputy...


Jun 27, 2013, 12:18 ET Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Warns about Acetyl Fentanyl

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs issued a warning today about fentanyl and its derivative, acetyl fentanyl, a deadly drug that resembles...


Apr 10, 2013, 11:28 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Appoints New Methadone Death and Incident Review Team

 Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis announced several appointments today to the new Methadone Death and Incident...


Sep 21, 2012, 10:22 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Employee Receives National Substance Use Prevention Award

 The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced today that its director of prevention and intervention, Garrison Gladfelter,...


Sep 05, 2012, 11:00 ET Women Reminded of Health Risks Associated with Drinking Alcohol during Pregnancy

September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month  The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is...