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2013-10-24 12:26:10

Healthy PA Plan Proposes Permanent Take Back Program for Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs today reminds Pennsylvanians to turn in their expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions at collections sites statewide as part of National Drug Take Back Day events this week. "Drug take back programs are imperative to safeguarding public health and reducing the threat of prescription drug abuse and dependence,"...

2013-03-01 12:25:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Revenue and Agriculture - along with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - are working together during "Problem Gambling Awareness Week," March 3-9, to ensure that Pennsylvanians with gambling addiction problems know that help is available. "The Gaming Control Board urges individuals who think they may have a gambling problem and family members and friends of those individuals to...

2012-09-21 06:26:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced today that its director of prevention and intervention, Garrison Gladfelter, was awarded the 2012 Ketty Award from the National Prevention Network (NPN) for outstanding national leadership in substance use prevention services. "Prevention services are vital in maintaining a healthy community," said DDAP Secretary Gary Tennis. "Garrison Gladfelter's leadership...

2012-01-24 15:32:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today nominated Gary Tennis of Philadelphia to serve as secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, which is being created as a result of a 2010 state law. Tennis is retired from his previous position as chief of the legislation unit in the Philadelphia's District Attorney's Office, where he represented the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association working with the General Assembly. "Gary Tennis...