Drug and alcohol addiction and other substance use disorders directly impact one in four families in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation. This is a disease that cuts across all geographic, social and economic boundaries. For those struggling with addiction, the path to recovery is one step away.
This September marks the observance of National Recovery Month. Every citizen can play an important role in understanding the issue and in helping ensure that individuals with an addiction have life-saving access to the clinically appropriate level of treatment necessary to begin their journey of recovery. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Advisory Council and the Pennsylvania Parent Panel Advisory Council, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs is Building Bridges to Recovery by building informational and resource bridges between the medical community, the treatment community, the recovering community and the person or family in need of life-saving treatment Through this effort we can also break down the stigma that too often isolate individuals and family members who live with a drug and alcohol addiction.
Please use the resources on these pages to reach out to your physicians and spread the word that recovery works!
FOR PEOPLE IN RECOVERY & THOSE WHO LOVE THEM
START THE DISCUSSION TODAY WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN
FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER PROFESSIONALS
FOR PHYSICIANS & HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Tools and Resources
Letter from Secretary Tennis
Start The Discussion Today With Your Physician
What Your Doctor Needs To Know
Sample Letters to the Editor
How to engage on Social Media
For Recovery Month materials and resources including Flyers, Posters, etc.
Additional helpful links
Opioid and Pain Management CMEs/CEs