Tools for Community and Grassroots Organizations
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets holds meetings throughout the County. 2019 Schedule here.
Addiction and Pain Management: Managing Pain Without Opioid Painkillers Read the blog post
NCADD's Multiple Pathways of Recovery: A Guide for Individuals & Families provides a comprehensive list of types of treatment and recovery support, information on medically assisted treatment, and more. Download it here.
Sage’s Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit drug awareness/prevention organization created in honor of Sage Capozzi , a promising young man who lost his life to addiction. Their primary goal is to offer support, counsel and encouragement to others who have also been affected by this spreading epidemic. They are based in Irwin, PA, but provide outreach throughout the County.
Project Lazarus has fact sheets for community members and groups in their Community Coalition Toolkit. See pg. 81 for people with pain; pg. 80 for parents and families; pg. 67 for information on harm reduction.
12-step programs play an important role in the recovery and support of many people with the disease of substance use disorder and those who care about them. Find a meeting:
Young People in Recovery provide 10 reasons to fund treatment, which may be helpful when speaking to your legislators.
Westmoreland Drug and Alcohol Commission maintains a current listing of Treatment options for Westmoreland County residents.