Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events2022-10-21T15:37:22-04:00

National DEA Drug Take Back Day

DEA Take Back Day Locations

To find a location near you please visit https://www.dea.gov/takebackday and enter your zip code.

First Responder Appreciation Month

Calling all Cambria County Community Members!

October is First Responder Appreciation Month. We want to show our first responders that we are thankful for their dedication and appreciate them by flooding all media platforms with first responder appreciation videos, photos, and audio clips. So, we need EVERYONE to participate!

On behalf of the Faith Based Committee, we invite you to thank a first responder! Send a short video clip, audio clip (approximately 30 seconds), or thank-you in writing, to Naomi at naomi.paluch@drugcoalition.org

Videos, Audio, and Writing Should Include:

  • Your Name
  • Your local first responder location (East Hills Ambulance, Northern Cambria Police Department, Portage Volunteer Fire Company…)
  • Your message of thanks
  • Less than 30 seconds or just a few sentences

Call Naomi at 814-619-4505 with any questions!

Narcan Training and Distribution

Training:
Substance Use Disorder 101,
Narcan Administration, and
Narcan Administration- Train the Trainer

When:
September 8th
2pm – 4pm

Where:
123 Main Healing Center
123 Main St.
Portage, PA

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NY26PMH

Questions? Contact Nichole Rousell – nichole.rousell@drugcoalition.org

Cambria County Narcan Distribution: Friday, September 9th from 4pm- 7pm
Locations:
 In Downtown Johnstown– 510 Locust St.  Johnstown, PA – Franklin St. United Methodist Church
 In Portage– 123 Main St. Portage, PA – 123 Main Healing Center
In Sidman – 140 Water Ave. St. Michael, PA – Forest Hills EMS

This FREE training will include information on understanding addiction, locations of Cambria County’s permanent prescription drug collection sites, and the Deterra Drug Deactivation system bags – which are scientifically proven to deactivate prescription drugs, rendering them ineffective for misuse and safe for the environment. This training will also focus on building skills to share the importance of Narcan, how to train other individuals, and the opportunity to network with other field professionals.

Naloxone, also known as “Narcan” is a prescription medicine that rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses. The administration of Naloxone reminds us that every life matters every time, and it is often the first step in recovery.

Training:
Substance Use Disorder 101,
Narcan Administration, and
Narcan Administration- Train the Trainer

When:
September 8th
2pm – 4pm

Where:
123 Main Healing Center
123 Main St.
Portage, PA

Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NY26PMH

Questions? Contact Nichole Rousell – nichole.rousell@drugcoalition.org

Cambria County Narcan Distribution: Friday, September 9th from 4pm- 7pm
Locations:
 In Downtown Johnstown– 510 Locust St.  Johnstown, PA – Franklin St. United Methodist Church
 In Portage– 123 Main St. Portage, PA – 123 Main Healing Center
In Sidman – 140 Water Ave. St. Michael, PA – Forest Hills EMS

This FREE training will include information on understanding addiction, locations of Cambria County’s permanent prescription drug collection sites, and the Deterra Drug Deactivation system bags – which are scientifically proven to deactivate prescription drugs, rendering them ineffective for misuse and safe for the environment. This training will also focus on building skills to share the importance of Narcan, how to train other individuals, and the opportunity to network with other field professionals.

Naloxone, also known as “Narcan” is a prescription medicine that rapidly reverses heroin and other opioid overdoses. The administration of Naloxone reminds us that every life matters every time, and it is often the first step in recovery.

International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.

Honoring – Those who have been lost to drug overdose with various speakers, music, faith based vigil and lighting of the Stone Bridge.

Featuring- An Empty Chair Memorial – If you have lost a loved one to overdose please bring a picture or item to place on an empty chair in remembrance. 

Planned by – The Cambria County Drug Coalition’s Drug Treatment and Recovery Committee

WHEN-
Wednesday , August 31, 2022 at 7pm

WHERE-
PNG Park, Downtown Johnstown
90 Johns St. Johnstown PA 15905
and the CCDC’s Facebook Page at

https://www.facebook.com/CambriaCountyDrugCoalition

Learn more at-
https://www.facebook.com/events/5540503215993864?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

Saturday, April 30th 10am- 2pm
DEA Drug Take Back Day Locations

Here are upcoming community events in our county.

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Crime Stoppers – Shred-it Event

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You Can Make A Difference 12-9-2020

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Join us for this Faith Based Seminar to learn how You Can Make A Difference in the lives of those experiencing Substance Use Disorder. December 9, 2020 1:30pm-2:30pm Via Zoom Call Natalie at 814-619-4505 to

8May

Families In Recovery

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  Families in Recovery offers support and education to families, parents, and children who have been touched by addiction. Through group sessions, the program aims to help parents with substance use disorders learn healthy coping and

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