Category Archives: News

Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2017

The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985  in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena.  People began to wear Red Ribbons as a symbol to raise awareness of his death and destruction cause by drugs.  The first National Red Ribbon Celebration … Continue reading

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Recovery Advocacy Day in Harrisburg 2017

The bus left at 7:30 a.m. yesterday with community members and Washington Drug & Alcohol Commission Inc. employees  heading to Harrisburg for Advocacy Day.  It was attended by many across the state and voices were heard by our representatives and those attending … Continue reading

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2017 Recovery Walk In the News

The 2017 Together We Can Recovery Walk was a great success.  We thank anyone who attended and if you missed it this year we hope you can join us next year.  To see the photo and article on the walk in the … Continue reading

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Join us in Harrisburg – Courage to Change September 26, 2017

Recovery Advocacy Day “Courage to Change” is September 26, 2017 at the PA State Capital in Harrisburg, PA.  For more information please contact Meghan at 724-223-1181 ext 137  or by e-mail: meghana@wdacinc.org You are invited to join Pennsylvania’s recovering community … Continue reading

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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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State of Addiction: Breaking the Cycle in Washington County

Please take a moment to see what Washington County is doing to help break the cycle. This recent interview will give you all the details, take time to see it at WTAE .

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MAT – Medication Assisted Treatment

“I wish that all families would at least consider investigating medication-assisted treatment and reading about what’s out there,” says Alicia Murray, DO, Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. “I think, unfortunately, there is still stigma about medications. But what we want people … Continue reading

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Families Starting to Share Addiction in Obituaries.

As the death toll from the opioid crisis mounts, families are increasingly going public in obituaries about their loved one’s struggle with drugs.  Most are doing this in hopes to bring awareness to the public and show people that those that … Continue reading

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PA introduces new program to drug test some welfare recipients.

Pennsylvania introduces new program to drug test some welfare recipients.  To read all the details click on: http://www.drugfree.org/news-service/pennsylvania-introduces-new-program-to-drug-test-some-welfare-recipients/  

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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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