Pittsburgh Recovery Walk 2023

Living with substance use disorder can be isolating and traumatic. The road to recovery is often long and full of setbacks. That’s why we celebrate those in recovery for their tenacity, bravery, and hope. Some research has shown that with time, people in recovery continue improving their lives, well-being, and relationships in ways that in […]

In Pennsylvania, Community-Based Interventions Reduce Overdose Deaths

Since 2016, the Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center (ORTAC) has helped Pennsylvania (PA) communities find ways to reduce or eliminate the impact of opioid use, overdoses, and overdose deaths. The project was designed to take a cooperative, solutions-oriented, public health approach to overdose prevention. It empowered and supported PA residents in building sustainable coalitions and […]

FDA’s Naloxone Decision Will Save Lives

On March 29, 2023, naloxone (also known by the brand name Narcan) became available without a prescription at pharmacies across the United States. In an article on The Conversation, PERU’s Dr. Janice Pringle, along with University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy colleagues Dr. Lucas Berenbrok and Dr. Joni Carroll, explain why this decision is a […]

Mercer Veterans Service Unit Welcomes QPR Training Opportunity

Mercer Veterans Service Unit Welcomes QPR Training Opportunity PERU’s Northwest Pennsylvania (NW PA) Veteran Suicide Prevention Program operates on a three-pronged approach involving healthcare providers, community organizations, and Veterans and their families in the 15 counties of NW PA. We’d like to share an article about our QPR training that recently appeared on the Pennsylvania […]

Press Release: Greene County Combats the Opioid Crisis with the SUPPORT program

Also read the the Observer-Reporter story about the partnership between Green County and SUPPORT. Greene County, Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Pharmacy’s Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU) launched the Substance Use Prevention and Promotion of Overdose Reduction and Treatment (SUPPORT) program to combat the opioid crisis and emphasize prevention, treatment, and recovery […]