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  • Dawn Hennesey of Faith Forward Inc.

    Dawn Henessey’s goal is to spread hope and help others. She must be doing something right because she was nominated by multiple people to be a Difference Maker! The organization she founded, Faith Forward Inc., offers a number of different programs and services to assist individuals and families that are affected by addiction. Thank you for all you do, Dawn!

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  • Mikehla Duganieri of Crisis Text Line

    It’s easy to see why Mikehla Duganieri was nominated as a Difference Maker. In just 3 years, she connected with over 1,000 individuals while volunteering with the Crisis Text Line. She has also done work with community groups that deal with substance use.

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    Carolyn Miele of Saving Lives for Zachary

    Carolyn Miele embodies what it means to take a painful experience and turn it into a positive outcome. After losing her son, Zachary, to an overdose in 2016…

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Commonwealth prevention alliance

Stop Opiate Abuse Campaign


The U.S. is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose. Despite increased public awareness of the crisis, opioid-related overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, the national rate of opioid overdose death rose by 28%.

And the opioid epidemic has hit Pennsylvania particularly hard. The rate of drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania is almost double the national overdose death rate.

The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) realizes immediate action needs to be taken to prevent opioid 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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