Many people in our community are struggling with opioid use disorder or substance use disorder, and Cambria County has put forth an enormous effort to assist these individuals to be successful in recovery. Read More...
Humans have always struggled to deal with pain, anxiety and chronic stress. Learned women and men who study molecular biology and neurology share their knowledge about understanding and overcoming stress, anxiety, depression and pain. There are times, according to these medical leaders, that some members of our world will need pain treatment, approved medicines or
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
Fear is no stranger to addiction, especially when it comes to someone that you love. The biggest fear for most is waking up to “the call” at 2 a.m. Every day you worry if your loved one is safe. Every day you wonder where they are. You ask yourself whom they are with and if
As 2019 has drawn to a close and we embark on the journey of 2020, we would like to highlight accomplished progress from aligned actions of members of the Cambria County Drug Coalition (CCDC). A coalition is a formal arrangement for cooperation and collaboration between groups of the community, in which each group retains its
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
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...
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...
National Recovery Month, an annual celebration sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance-use disorders and celebrating those in recovery. Members of the Cambria County Drug Coalition Recovery Workgroup, in collaboration with local
The Cambria County Drug Coalition’s Recovery Workgroup is planning an event for International Overdose Awareness Day. This global event takes place every year on Aug. 31 and aims to raise awareness of overdose deaths, reduce the stigma of substance use disorder and spread the message that overdose is preventable. It also acknowledges the grief felt