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

2015 Summer Conference Announced

We at the Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition are happy to announce the date of our fifth annual Summer Conference. This year’s conference, titled “Voices from the Inside,” will feature speakers presenting from within the overdose epidemic in Pennsylvania. Please mark your calendars for July 30, 2015 and prepare for…

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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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Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers – FDA Data Page

Prescription pain relievers (including narcotics, depressants and stimulants) are safe and effective when used correctly for a medical condition and under a doctor’s supervision. But they can cause serious side effects if not used correctly. Incorrect use or use for non-medical reasons can lead to abuse, addiction and even death.…

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