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Mail In Narcan Request

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.



Check out one of our Partners in the Community

This recent event was hosted by the Abundant Life Task Force, a small coalition based in Scottdale, PA. 

The Service of Hope can be viewed by clicking below.

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Innovative Drug and Alcohol Program Spotlight

     

     

Community Based Care Manager Program

Community Based Care Managers (CBCM) are a team of individuals, in long-term recovery, who help people with complex Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Co-occurring disorders to obtain self-sufficiency while maintaining their process in their recovery. The CBCMs are a support system who guide individuals into a healthy, independent recovery focused lifestyle.

  What do we help clients with?

We help our clients with stressors of everyday life. Someone with a longstanding history of Substance Use Disorder or Co-occurring disorders may not have the necessary skills to balance their recovery with daily life activities such as keeping appointments for themselves or their children, budgeting, and financing, maintaining healthy boundaries, and coping skills. We will help individuals develop goals and take the steps to complete them and guide them through it. The CBCM team will help individuals to find available resources and stabilize social determinants of health such as housing, clothing, utilities, food insecurity, transportation, medical assistance, financial hardships, or any other basic needs or barriers that are difficult to navigate. We will work with individuals to set goals that they want to achieve and agree upon, and follow up on the goals, that lead to a happy, productive, supportive lifestyle.

 Where do we meet with the clients?

The CBCM Team will meet clients wherever the individuals feels comfortable and presents. We want to help them feel safe to open and trust the CBCM Team. We are “Community Based” which means we can meet clients at a public place, their home, the office, or even their appointments. We can accompany individuals at medical appointments, transport to grocery store, court hearings, or any possible appointment that the individual needs some guidance.

The CBCM team will walk with the individual every step of the way. We do have funding available for the individuals (individuals’ families) basic needs when they have exhausted all the other resources and options. This team will not give up and understand what hardships may come through this process.


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Mon Valley Opioid Coalition

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 California Borough 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.

MVOC Webpage
Help Yourself

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