Coalition Corner

Students are making a difference by Luci McCabe

Growing up here as a teenager has most certainly opened my eyes to problems youth in society face, no matter the size of their community. When some of my peers are vaping, drinking and making other bad decisions, it can be difficult not to cave under the peer pressure. This is a big problem with


The many pathways to long-term recovery by Jeremy Woodhead

In 2017, approximately 20.7 million people showed a need for treatment for a substance-use disorder. Only 4 million, or approximately 19% of those people, received treatment. As we move into 2020, there is no less need for treatment for substance-use disorders. However, there are more pathways to recovery available for those who are interested. Read


Blue Christmas Service offers hope, peace by Rev. Alice Tondora

Christmas seems to come earlier every year, with the sounds of “Holly Jolly Christmas” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” ringing out whether you want it to or not. The fact is, for many people, Christmas is neither jolly nor wonderful. They have lost jobs, experienced financial hardships and health problems, and


Treating opioid-use disorders By Andrew Gaunt

In response to the prevalence of opioid usage in Cambria and Somerset counties and surrounding areas, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center offers both Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and warm handoff protocol for patients who present to the department of emergency medicine with an opioid-use disorder. Read More...


Raising awareness about drug abuse by Kristy Freoni

The Cambria County Drug Coalition is transitioning from a successful September supporting National Recovery Month and the many people living in recovery, to raising awareness through the county’s Red Ribbon Campaign and National DEA Drug Take Back day set in the month of October. Read More...