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Wolf Administration Launches Nation’s First Innovative, Evidence-Based Substance Use Disorder Stigma Reduction Campaign

Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jennifer Smith, in partnership with Penn State University’s Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research, public health nonprofit The Public Good Projects, and national nonprofit Shatterproof, announced the launch of Life Unites Us, an evidence-based approach to stigma reduction of substance use…

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Wolf Administration Encourages Participation in Overdose Awareness Day

The Wolf Administration’s Opioid Command Center is encouraging all Pennsylvanians to participate during International Overdose Awareness Day, celebrated annually on August 31, in remembering those who have lost their battle with substance use disorder (SUD). “I hope that everyone in our state takes a moment today to remember those we have lost to overdoses, and…

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Gov. Wolf Signs 11th Renewal of Opioid Disaster Declaration to Continue Work to Aid in Opioid Epidemic

Governor Tom Wolf signed his 11th renewal of his January 2018 opioid disaster declaration to help the state fight the then-burgeoning opioid and heroin epidemic. The declaration allows the state to loosen regulations and work outside of typical procedures to expedite aid and initiatives to help those suffering from opioid use disorder and those who…

Governor Wolf signing Declaration

El Gobernador Wolf firma la 11ª renovación de la declaración de desastre por consumo de opioides para continuar su labor de asistencia en la epidemia de opioides

El Gobernador Tom Wolf firmó la 11ª renovación de su declaración de desastre por consumo de opioides de enero de 2018 para ayudar al estado a combatir la ya entonces creciente epidemia de opioides y heroína. La declaración permite al estado flexibilizar las regulaciones y trabajar fuera de los procedimientos típicos para acelerar la ayuda…

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Wolf Administration Announces Partnership with National Nonprofit, Shatterproof, to End Substance Use Disorder Stigma

The Wolf Administration announced today that Pennsylvania, through its Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), 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 founding partners include The Hartford and the Brian Mendell Memorial Foundation.…

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