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Aug 01, 2016, 13:06 ET Pennsylvania Task Force Convened to Examine Access to Addiction Treatment, Public Comment Period Opens Today

 The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) has convened a task force to examine existing laws governing access to drug...


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...


Jan 07, 2016, 10:41 ET PA Monitoring System Successfully Blocked Sale of Legal Drugs Used in Methamphetamine Production

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced today the release of 2015 data showing a rise in the number of blocked sales of...


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...


Aug 31, 2015, 11:14 ET Pennsylvania Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Kick-off Second Annual Building Bridges to Recovery Initiative

 The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health held an event today at Gaudenzia Concept 90 to raise awareness for...


Aug 31, 2015, 10:10 ET Departments of Drug & Alcohol Programs and Health Announce Report 289 Pennsylvanian Lives Saved by Naloxone

The Wolf Administration today announced 289 drug overdoses have been reversed statewide since Pennsylvania State Police and local police...


Aug 21, 2015, 11:59 ET Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Launches Facebook and Twitter Pages

 The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today officially launched its Facebook and Twitter pages to provide better outreach to...


Jun 15, 2015, 14:07 ET Pennsylvania Releases Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Dentists

The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health today released its third set of prescribing guidelines to address the prescribing of...


May 07, 2015, 16:09 ET DDAP and Health Release Joint Statement on PA Coroners' Overdose Death Statistics Report

The Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health (DOH) today issued a joint statement about the Pennsylvania Coroner's Association...


Apr 21, 2015, 14:52 ET PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Announces Next Steps to Address the Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania

As part of Governor Wolf's 2015-16 budget proposal, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced today that it is seeking proposals...


Apr 16, 2015, 10:27 ET PA College Students Create Mobile Website to Improve Access to Addiction Resources

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today launched a new mobile website aimed at improving access for those in need of drug and...


Apr 13, 2015, 14:57 ET Pennsylvania Department of Health and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Release Joint Statement on Powdered Alcohol

As part of their observance of National Alcohol Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs today...


Apr 02, 2015, 11:14 ET Pennsylvania Marks National Alcohol Awareness Month

 The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) want to remind residents that alcohol,...


Aug 13, 2014, 11:30 ET Pennsylvania Adopts New Guidelines for Pain Treatment in Emergency Rooms

The departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today announced the adoption of new...


Feb 28, 2014, 14:43 ET Pennsylvania Observes Problem Gambling Awareness Month

 The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) recognizes March as National Problem Gambling Awareness month. The goal is to educate the...


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...