DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 24th 2021 from 10am-2pm To find a site in Cambria County near you visit: https://takebackday.dea.gov/
TRANFORMING HEALTH — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says the opioid crisis remains a disaster emergency, though there are signs that drug overdose deaths may be declining. Click here to read more.
EBENSBURG — The Cambria County commissioners approved funding to support a maternal addiction resource center at a Johnstown hospital to help tackle the opioid crisis. Click here to read more.
State officials are distributing thousands of free kits of naloxone across Pennsylvania next week during a holiday season that often ushers in a surge in opioid overdoses. The Wolf administration is providing 5,000 kits of the opioid overdose reversal drug – each containing two doses of naloxone – to 80 locations across the state, including
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
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
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
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Cambria County Drug Coalition was awarded a significant grant Tuesday to help keep drugs out of the community. U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus made the announcement that the coalition will receive $125,000 a year for the next five years for a total of $625,000. Click here to watch the story.
The Cambria County Drug Coalition, which was formed two years ago in September, has received its largest one-time funding source to date. Click here to read more.
Drinking alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use are the biggest risks for students in Cambria and Somerset Counties. Though, the latest data shows that more and more students are making the right decisions. Click hear to read more.