HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) today officially launched its Facebook and Twitter pages to provide better outreach to Pennsylvanians about substance use disorder and reach more individuals who need help finding services for substance use disorder.
"By launching these social media sites, we are working to provide a resource that will help address the epidemic of addiction in Pennsylvania," said DDAP Secretary Gary Tennis. "It is important for our department to help break down the stigma which surrounds addiction, by creating a platform where people can share stories about the importance of treatment services, and to provide an outlet to reach individuals or their loved ones who are struggling with substance use disorders."
The department's Facebook and Twitter sites are intended to be an additional resource to provide individuals and their families with information on intervention, prevention and treatment services. Follow us:
- Facebook: Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs: https://www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDDAP
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/PADrugAlcohol
For more information about the department, visit www.ddap.pa.gov
Media contact: Carey Miller (DDAP), 717-547-3314
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs