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  • PAStop Goes National

    CPA is proud of the PA STOP Opiate Abuse Campaign which began in 2015 with the intention of supplying Single County Authority directors with a strong, consistent, message and pre-approved materials. Since then, the campaign has expanded to a much larger audience. We are very pleased that coalitions, agencies, schools, police departments, legislators, colleges, and others are helping to educate and inform our citizens about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and addiction.

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  • What’s Your Story?: 29 Year Old from Johnstown, PA

    I started out with a good, stable family life. I had two parents, I was raised right, I wasn’t really spoiled. I never even touched alcohol or marijuana until I was 18 years old. When I was 18, I started smoking a little bit of weed and drinking here and there. I never had a drinking problem because I hated the hangovers.

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  • What’s Your Story?: Victor from Harrisburg, PA

    I’m in a family of immigrants from Italy. One side was from Italy, my mother’s from Sicily. That caused conflict in my family, a lot of conflict. There was a lot of drinking in my childhood. There was violence and I didn’t know it at the time, but years later, I found out there was sexual abuse. I was raised in Massachusetts in the Boston area.

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Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign

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The U.S. is in the midst of an epidemic of opiate addiction and overdose. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have quadrupled since 1999. Deaths from heroin have tripled in the last five years. Pennsylvania has a higher overdose rate than most states.

The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) realizes immediate action needs to be taken to prevent opiate abuse. We believe this website, and its content, will provide you with increased awareness, education and information on how to seek help.

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Board of Directors

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