Pennsylvania Sees Success in Substance Use Hotline Connecting Callers to Treatment

Governor Tom Wolf today recognized the one-year anniversary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs’ (DDAP) PA Get Help Now Helpline, which first began taking calls on November 10, 2016. The helpline is a toll-free, statewide service that connects individuals seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one to options in their community. The helpline, staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, received more than 18,000 calls in the first year.

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Weekly Update: Supporting Bipartisan Health Care Reform, Urging Vote on Widely Supported Shale Tax and Funding for State-Related Universities, Combating the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

On Monday, Governor Wolf expressed his concern that Congressional leaders were complicit in insurance rate increases stemming from the Trump Administration’s decision to not continue cost-sharing reduction payments, a move that would negatively impact middle-class families, seniors, and individuals with pre-existing conditions.

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Wolf Administration Helpline for Addiction Assistance Continues Path of Substantial Growth

As the state and nation celebrate Recovery Month, Governor Wolf announced today that Pennsylvanians seeking help for drug and alcohol problems are increasingly turning to the statewide toll-free helpline, a program under the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP).

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August 17, 2017

Governor Wolf Announces Tax Credits for Rehab and Reuse of Lancaster’s Vacant Bulova Technologies Building

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) has completed a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing transaction that will support the rehabilitation of the Bulova Technologies building on Queen Street in downtown Lancaster into a strategically located mixed-use development.

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July 18, 2017

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK BOX PROGRAM

The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program is focused on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs by helping our citizens properly dispose of unused prescription medications. Many young people who abuse prescription drugs take them from medicine cabinets. Keeping unused opioids or other common drugs of abuse in a medicine cabinet is no longer safe or responsible.
 

 

June 20, 2017 

Wolf Administration Details Devastating Effects of GOP Budget on Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
 
Governor Tom Wolf’s representatives from the departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Health, and Human Services (DHS) hosted a reporter call yesterday detailing the devastating effects the House GOP budget will have on the fight against the state’s heroin and opioid abuse epidemic, and why Governor Wolf’s proposed budget is the right way forward in the continuing fight against this abuse.
 

 

May 18, 2017

Why taking drugs to treat addiction doesn’t mean you’re ‘still addicted’