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November 19, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Wolf Administration Addresses Growing Trend of Stimulant Use in the State

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency's Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program, hosted more than 300 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg to address the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth.

"One of the biggest takeaways from combatting the opioid epidemic is that to make effective change in our communities it takes partnerships and dedication from the national, state, and local level," said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. "Today’s symposium is the beginning of partnerships to prevent a stimulant epidemic from permeating the lives of Pennsylvanians like the opioid crisis has. Together, we can ensure our drug and alcohol prevention and treatment programs are equipped to provide high-quality services to Pennsylvanians in need."



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, Pennsylvania's adjutant general, left, speaks with Jeremiah Daley, executive director of the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Various prescription drugs on display during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Jeremiah Daley, executive director of the Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, speaks during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Simon Dietz, lead counselor at the Naaman Center, smiles during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Ralph Beishline listens during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, checks in before a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Various drugs and drug paraphernalia on display during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Stanley Papademetriou, with the Council on Chemical Abuse, flips through an itinerary during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>From left;  Department of Drug and Alcohol Program's Kelly Frizen, Sadie Grace Kindt, and Kathy Jo Stence during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Secretary Jen Smith speaks during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program's Sadie Grace Kindt, left, and Kathy Jo Stence during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17596_DDAP_Psychostimulants_NK_015.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Department of Drug and Alcohol Program Secretary Jen Smith, right, smiles as Kimberly Coleman, center, introduces her to Steven Honeyman, with Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Kelly Frizen, Sadie Grace Kindt, and Kathy Jo Stence during a symposium addressing the rising trend of stimulant usage across the commonwealth, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.