Cambria drug coalition awarded $101,400 grant

The Cambria County Drug Coalition will put some of a two-year grant, totaling $101,400, to buying “drug disposal bags to allow for safe disposal of unused or unwanted prescription drugs.” The article does not specifically mention Deterra.

The Cambria County Drug Coalition will use a two-year grant totaling $101,400 to continue community education and prevention efforts in pursuit of reducing opioid overdose deaths.

The grant is funded through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, according to state Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township.

“Our area has seen first-hand how devastating – and deadly – opioid abuse is in our communities,” Burns said. “This grant will provide funding for proven programs designed to prevent substance abuse and addiction, while also helping those in recovery.”