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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.

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2015 Summer Conference – A Success!

The Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition is pleased with the large turnout for the fifth annual Summer Conference, “Voices from the Inside,” on July 30, 2015. As promised, and thanks to our speakers, all presentations are posted on our site under Summer Conference 2015. We would also like to thank…

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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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