About Kate Porter

Prevention Program Specialist/CTC Mobilizer Cambria County Drug Coalition

COALITION CORNER | Co-occurring mental health and substance use issues have available treatment options By Tracy Selak

 Current data suggest that one in five individuals will experience a diagnosable mental health disorder in their lifetime, and of those living with a mental health disorder, as many as 50 percent will also experience a co-occurring substance use disorder. Click here to read more.

2018-11-14T14:38:54-05:00

Editorial | Take the journey to be drug-free

Mike Messina, of the Community Action Partnership of Cambria County, talks about the Red Ribbon theme at his office in Johnstown’s Landmark Building on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Red Ribbon Week was created in response to the death of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico in 1985. The idea began with parents

2018-11-07T15:22:49-05:00

Coalition Corner | Celebrating National Recovery Month By Jason Rilogio

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions and substance-use disorders, and to celebrate the individuals living in recovery. This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to overall

2018-11-07T15:05:48-05:00

Recovery in the Valley’ celebrates success, offers resources By: Jocelyn Brumbaugh

Celebrating the possibility of recovery  from addiction was the theme of Saturday’s Recovery in the Valley event, a resource fair that featured several speakers, held in recognition of September as National Recovery Month. Magellan Healthcare and the Cambria County Drug Coalition teamed up to host the event at Central Park in downtown Johnstown, offering a place

2018-12-04T12:55:36-05:00

Cambria County Drug Coalition formed to rise above ‘tidal wave’ of abuse By: Randy Griffith/The Tribune-Democrat

Newsrooms across the commonwealth have spent years documenting the opioid crisis in their own communities. But now, in the special project State of Emergency: Searching for Solutions to Pennsylvania's Opioids Crisis, we are marshalling resources to spotlight what Pennsylvanians are doing to try to reverse the soaring number of overdose deaths. WITF is releasing more than 60

2018-08-28T12:23:00-04:00
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