Several years ago, the faces and voices of recovery began to be seen and heard locally and around the nation, but this came at a great cost – lost brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles, and mothers and fathers due to an opiate epidemic. Read More...
I was blessed to have one child; a beautiful, sweet, and loving daughter who meant the world to me. Logan Larue’s smile would always melt my heart and the hearts of others whom she met. For many years, it was just Logan and I living as mother and daughter, so we created an unbreakable bond
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 Cambria County Drug & Alcohol Program administers federal, state and county funds to provide drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and recovery support services to the citizens of Cambria County. Read More...
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