Category Archives: Heroin

Washington Co. DA and WDAC on Sunday Business Page on CBS

Gene Vittone and Erich Curnow were interviewed for the Sunday Business Page on CBS about the current Opioid Crisis.    To see the interview click on the following link:  Washington Co. DA Eugene Vittone & Washington Co. Drug & Alcohol Commission’s … Continue reading

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Shatter the Myths About Our Youth and Drugs in Our Community

                Please check back everyday this week (January 23 – 27th),  a new fact will be listed every day under this post about our local data from the PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey).  Shatter the Myths about what … Continue reading

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Save a Life Awards Ceremony

Forty-six first responders were honored in the Main Street Pavilion in Washington. Secretary Gary Tennis of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs presided over the ceremony to recognize them as well as Cheryl Andrews, Executive Director of WDAC and … Continue reading

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Heroin Alert Released

The Department of Justice released a media alert on Heroin that may be responsible for several overdoses in the area since the weekend.  Thankfully most have not been fatal because of the use of Narcan.  Please read the whole story … Continue reading

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Addiction and the Holidays

There are a lot of families that have family members that are addicted and the holidays can be really hard to deal with.  This article recently published by Partnership for Drug Free Kids addresses things family members can do to … Continue reading

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CommUNITY and WDAC provide Education Session at the Library

WDAC and CommUNITY group provided at educational meeting at the Citizen’s Library.  For the complete story visit: http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20151112/NEWS01/151119850/1645

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Canonsburg Coalition Pilots Church Programs

Communities Moving Forward a coalition located in Canonsburg has begun with pilot program at churches.  The program is to educate the members of the addiction and the benefits of faith to fight addiction.  Seventy percent of people are have been … Continue reading

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Narcan Available without a Prescription at CVS

CVS pharmacies has made the drug naloxone, which can reverse a heroin or painkiller overdose, available without a prescription in 12 states including Pennsylvania.  According to a spokesman in the article featured on PA Penn Live, naloxone will cost $52.99 … Continue reading

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PA Stop Campaign

Through this campaign materials have been designed to educate parents, teachers, and family members and other caregivers about: the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use the relationship between prescription painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you … Continue reading

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Heroin Overdose Warning.

Locally there has been an increase in overdoses due to tainted Heroin that is being found in Washington County and surrounding areas.  Please take a moment to view that interview that WDAC’s  Erich Curnow  was in for WPXI recently on the subject.  http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pittsburgh-police-respond-4-heroin-overdoses-withi/nktR4/

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