Department of Health and Human Services

National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification: A Key Step in Advancing Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has published National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification for substance use, …

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Overdose

Pennsylvania Takes Action to Protect Communities from Dangerous Illicit Use of Xylazine

PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced it has recently taken formal action to limit access to xylazine, temporarily scheduling it as a controlled substance to protect communities across the Commonwealth. Commonly known as “tranq,” xylazine …

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Insurance Coverage

Pennsylvania Strengthens Review of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Coverage in 2024 Health Plans

Pennsylvania Acting Insurance Commissioner Michael Humphreys recently announced the Pennsylvania Insurance Department (PID) has strengthened its review of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in 2024 health plans. Insurers …

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Naloxone

Free Naloxone Training in Phoenixville: Learn How to Respond to an Opioid Overdose with State Senator Katie Muth

PHOENIXVILLE, PA — State Senator Katie Muth (D-Chester/Montgomery/Berks) and the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services will host a free Community Naloxone Training next week in Phoenixville to …

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Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Education Tool

Commonwealth Highlights Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Education Tool for Restaurant and Hospitality Workers

PENNSYLVANIA — The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) joined C&J Catering employees yesterday to discuss substance use disorder (SUD) …

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