Recovery from substance use disorder (SUD) is possible.
This website and the PA Stop campaign are designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and substance use disorders, and where to turn for help, locally.
The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance is working to prevent non-medical use of prescription painkillers and, in so doing, to break the connection between heroin and prescription painkillers. Together, we can stop substance use disorders before they start.
Throughout his website you will find materials, messaging media, and information to help families, friends, community members, teachers, coaches, employers and more to all become Difference Makers. Making the Difference does not need to be complicated or or practiced. It can be something as small as reaching out to talk to a loved one who’s at risk.
For a county-by-county list of treatment providers in Pennsylvania visit our Find Help directory.
For more information regarding prevention and treatment click on the drop-down list above or any of the page links below.
- Prevention & Who’s At Risk
- Prescription Drug FAQ
- Unused Medicine Disposal
- Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment? Know What To Ask.
- Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
- Opioid Overdose Advice
- Positive Parenting Practices
- Risks of Sharing Prescription Drugs
- Finding Naloxone in Pennsylvania
Some of the information on these pages has been collected into a downloadable, printable “Family Toolkit” HERE.
For more information regarding Employer and Workplace information and resources click on the drop-down list above or any of the page links below.