Use the resources below to learn more about the prescription opioid and heroin epidemic and to work to make the communities of Pittsburgh drug-free.
View and download publications about prescription opioids and heroin.
OverdoseFreePA is a collaboration between six partner organizations and sixteen Pennsylvania communities involved with overdose prevention and recovery activities. These communities are collaborating to develop resources that can be used by all Pennsylvanians to learn more about overdose and the way Substance Use Disorders (SUD) affect people, families and communities. By working together to create a central overdose resource, the treatment and prevention efforts in these communities will be increased. Learn more.
The Alliance is dedicated to stopping drug use among our youth by: linking various groups of people in partnerships, creating self-reliance rather than dependency, Providing support to youth drug victims and their families; and raising public awareness about the consequences of drug use. Learn more.
View videos created by The Alliance and the office of the PA Attorney General here.
A national grassroots organization with over 90 chapters in 30 states delivering peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking, recovery. YPR aims to improve access to treatment, educational resources, employment opportunities and housing that sustains young people in their recovery. By creating a national volunteer network of young people in recovery, their families and friends, YPR empowers young people to get involved in their communities by providing them with the tools and support that will allow them to take charge of their futures. Learn more.
A recovery advocacy initiative of Young People in Recovery, that focuses on prevention, education and community outreach. Started in 2013 by co-founders Anthony Alvarado and Douglas Darby, the team joined YPR in early 2016. The group is comprised of those in recovery, family members, friends, advocates, and professionals within the community. The primary focus is on preventing substance use disorders and misuse in every community. Learn more.
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people; especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Learn more.
D.A.R.E.’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence free lives. Learn more.
By reaching out to America's schools under the powerful name of DEA and the DEA Educational Foundation, the DEA Youth Dance Program will inspire youth with healthy and drug-free messages, and encourage them to exercise and express themselves artistically. Learn more.
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioids and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Learn more.
SADD is a peer leadership organization dedicated to preventing destructive decisions, specifically underage drinking, other drug use, impaired and risky driving and teen violence and suicide. It is a peer to peer youth education, prevention and activism organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges. Learn more.