Report: Drug overdose deaths on decline in Cambria County By: Jen Johnson

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Statistics show Cambria County lost 94 people to drug overdoses in 2016 -- 94 parents, siblings, children or friends. At the time, the county ranked second in the state per capita for overdose deaths. Since then, the number has declined. Last year, Cambria County saw a slight decrease, 87 deaths. So far


Cambria drug coalition: Collaboration building as region tackles crisis By Jocelyn Brumbaugh

NORTHERN CAMBRIA – Leaders of about a dozen subcommittees of the Cambria County Drug Coalition emphasized the importance of collaboration during a community update meeting Thursday. Avenues being taken to address the county's substance abuse problem include treatment, recovery, prevention, education and law enforcement. At Contres Greer Social Hall, Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan


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


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


‘We have to help’: Church hosts session on Narcan training By: Dave Sutor April 19, 2018

Keith Elders, co-chairman of the recovery work group of the Cambria County Drug Coalition, demonstrates a nasal-spray Narcan kit on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at St. Mary’s Church hall in Nanty Glo. Click here fo read the full story. Photo: John Rucosky/The Tribune-Democrat


MY LIFE Cambria holds second meeting By: Rachel Prichard Thursday, April 19th 2018

MY LIFE stands for Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment. “This is for youth ages 13 to 23 who have a substance abuse disorder, if they are in the foster care system, the juvenile justice system or have a mental health diagnosis,” said Kate Porter, of the Cambria County Drug Coalition. “But basically it is