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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...

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...

Jun 12, 2014, 12:03 ET

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis Receives National Award

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Gary Tennis received the Exceptional Leadership and Support of Substance Abuse...

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...

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...