Archive: Harm Reduction

Xylazine is becoming more common in PA

Xylazine is becoming more common in PA. Here’s what you need to know.

By Paul Fedore / May 10, 2023
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In advance of the following update about overdose impacts in our community, we want to remind folks that they can reach out to the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission to access narcan/naloxone and to learn about treatment options at 724- 223-1181. You can request a free Narcan Kit here. CCJ is also a community distributor […]

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Opioid Settlement Update: Funds Coming into the State

By Paul Fedore / April 14, 2023
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Last year, Governor Shapiro and his team were hard at work claiming opioid settlement money for the state and the rest of the country in his role as Attorney General. Today, settlement funds total out nationally to about $54.07 billion. Out of that, Pennsylvania will receive $2.2 billion over a period ranging from 10-18 years. […]

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Pennsylvania to receive $1.07 billion from the $26 billion opioid settlement

By Paul Fedore / February 15, 2022
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As of January 26th, all 67 Pennsylvania counties have joined the $26 billion settlement agreement with the nation’s three major pharmaceutical distributors – Cardinal, McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Johnson & Johnson – over the companies’ role in creating and fueling the nationwide opioid crisis. This settlement will allocate funding to the states and local communities that […]

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Overdose deaths are rising. Why not try something different?

By Heaven Sensky / April 27, 2021
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This is the 20th installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Heaven Sensky. This past year has brought many new challenges to many of our families, including mine. I lost someone very young and dear to me to an accidental overdose this past fall. My loved […]

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