The U.S. is in the midst of an epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from heroin have tripled in the last five years. Pennsylvania has a higher overdose rate than most states. CPA realizes immediate action needs to be taken to prevent opiate abuse. Visit for more information.

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SADD Conference Students

SADD Conference a Success

Students from the Canon McMillan High School in Washington County were one of many who attended the SADD Conference in Seven Springs.  Ramona Cholak Jenks is a Prevention Specialist at Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission and a co-advisor of this SADD team.  She reports that the SADD Conference went very well, with over 600 attendees. […]

Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments On Marijuana Reclassification

The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party.  Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments about the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of cannabis and several other […]