Overdose News Bulletin

The Overdose News Bulletin is a weekly publication that contains news articles from across Pennsylvania and the United States.

Naloxone Resources

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug (prescription pain medication or heroin).

Other Resources

Drug-Related Overdose Deaths in PA, 2018
Drug Enforcement Administration, October 2019

Other Links

Overdose Free PA

OverdoseFreePA is a collaboration between six partner organizations and sixteen Pennsylvania communities involved with overdose prevention and recovery activities.


PA Stop is designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use, the relationship between painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you need help. We are working to prevent non-medical use of prescription painkillers and, in so doing, to break the connection between heroin and prescription painkillers.

Statewide Resources

Pennsylvania's Opioid Epidemic Resource Guide

Governor Wolf and his administration are working to provide real solutions to save lives and help addicted individuals and their families get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives. This guide will connect you with opioid addiction services.

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is focused on addressing the overdose problem in Pennsylvania, while ensuring that our prevention programs are robust, well-resourced and evidence-based, and that all Pennsylvanians struggling with the disease of drug and alcohol addiction can get the level and duration of treatment and recovery supports they need to live a healthy and productive life.

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The prescription opioid and heroin overdose epidemic is the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania.  It affects Pennsylvanians across the state, from big cities to rural communities. The Department of Health is committed to being part of the solution by working with Governor Wolf to provide the following programs.

Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

To help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect the health and safety of our community, Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) collects information on all filled prescriptions for controlled substances. This information helps health care providers safely prescribe controlled substances and helps patients get the treatment they need. 

Pennsylvania's Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

The Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back Program focuses on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription medications by helping our communities properly dispose of unused prescription medications. 

Pennsylvania’s Prescribing Guidelines

Pennsylvania’s Prescribing Guidelines include Opioids to Treat Noncancer Pain, Opioids in Dental Practice, and Emergency Department (ED) Pain Treatment Guidelines.

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