2021 PREVENTION WEEK

View all the resources available to help celebrate, share, and educate during PA Prevention Week, May 9-15, 2021!

PA STOP

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 pastop.org for more information.

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OP ED: Expanding Access to Spirit-Based Drinks Will Negatively Impact Public Health

Over the past year, many states loosened well-researched, long-standing alcohol safeguard policies to help struggling restaurants, bars and other establishments during the pandemic. While these policy changes may have helped small businesses survive during shutdowns, the powerful alcohol industry is now pushing to roll back safety measures further in the name of profit, even as […]

Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game

“Marguerite,” a student in recovery for cannabis use disorder, conceals her identity with an umbrella while posing in a stairway outside the Penn State libraries on the University Park campus. She is getting support for recovery from her addiction through the Penn State Recovery Community. Not long ago when Joseph Garbely, chief medical officer for […]