Our Mission

The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition (ACOPC) is an independent collaboration of concerned organizations and individuals with the mission to reduce overdose deaths in Allegheny County. ACOPC implements prevention, intervention, and treatment strategies in a variety of locations and settings that target individuals at varying levels of risk for overdose.

Recent Posts

2016 Summer Conference – A Success!

The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition is pleased that over 300 individuals attended the sixth annual Summer Conference, “Anatomy of Recovery: Peaks and Valleys,” on July 28, 2016. A Special thanks to our co-sponsors Pyramid Healthcare, Greenbriar Treatment Center, Summit BHC of PA, White Deer Run Treatment Network, Community Care…

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Standing Order for Naloxone Issued in Allegheny County

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Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, has issued a county-wide standing order for naloxone. This means that any Allegheny County resident can obtain naloxone from a participating pharmacy without having a prescription. This does not currently apply to intramuscular naloxone, but to intranasal and autoinjector formulations.…

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2015 Spring Newsletter Published

Our bi-annual newsletter is here! This spring, we explore naloxone news, reveal details of our summer conference and discuss progress against the overdose epidemic, with special updates from Dr. Mike Zemaitis, Dr. Karl Williams and Gateway Rehab. Read the full issue here.

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Common Names for Street Drugs

How is your knowledge of the most commonly misused substances? What are they, what do they do, and what are they called? The FDA maintains this list of commonly misused substances, their effects, methods of use and their most common street names. Click here to view the page.

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