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Wolf Administration and Montgomery County Officials

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Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Education (PDE) and Montgomery County Officials highlighted the importance of utilizing effective, evidence-based prevention efforts for reducing substance use disorder among youth across the commonwealth.

“Prevention is our first line of defense in assuring our children grow up to live healthy, productive lives,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “With increases in substance use, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and other risk factors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, intensifying our prevention efforts to address these risk factors is absolutely critical.”

Read the full press release here.