During these unprecedented times, the isolation and feelings of helplessness and despair experienced by so many due to Covid-19 has led to an alarming rise in overdoses. In an effort to help mitigate overdose deaths, the Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission is accepting requests for Narcan, which will be mailed to Westmoreland County residents in need of it.
Drug and Alcohol Case Management helps individuals with substance abuse problems access treatment services which includes detoxification, residential, halfway house, and all levels of outpatient services; partial, intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient.
The Mon Valley Opioid Coalition (MVOC) coalition was formed to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic in the Mon Valley area. Colleen Hughes, Executive Director of Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission and Monessen Police Chief Jim Smith co-chair the coalition. The coalition, whose vision statement is “Uniting the Mon Valley to ensure the long-term health, safety and well-being of individuals in the region,” meets monthly at Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission’s office building’s training room in Monessen.
The Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission, Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission and Fayette County Drug and Alcohol Commission work together to guide the efforts of the coalition. MVOC is data based, utilizing data in real time to determine what is most effective in combating opioid use overdoses. The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, provides “concierge technical assistance” for the coalition.
Check out what WeDAC partners are doing in Westmoreland County
Drop Off Collection Drive for People Seeking Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission Along with Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Case Management are hosting a collection drive to make care bags for the individuals seeking Drug and Alcohol Treatment.
If you would like to donate, check out the items needed on the flyer.
Abundant Life Task Force--Service of Hope
The Abundant Life Task Force, a faith-based coalition from Scottdale, PA, whose mission is helping those with Substance Use Disorder hosted this Service of Hope. This video was put together for any individual that may be seeking help for themselves or a loved one affected by substance use disorder. ***We do not own the rights for any of the songs in the this video.***