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State will offer free naloxone next week By: David Hurst

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

2018-12-28T16:31:58-05:00

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

2018-12-04T12:44:29-05:00

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

2018-12-04T12:36:05-05:00

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

2018-11-07T15:22:49-05:00

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

2018-08-28T12:23:00-04:00