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September 4, 2020

As you may know Fresh Start gives scholarship beds at no cost to those who are in recovery, but who have used their time in funded programs, this includes veterans. 

This said,The Merakey Foundation Junior board  puts on an event every year to pay the expenses to operat...

July 28, 2020

As protests sweep the United States, it’s clear that returning to “business as usual” will not be good for business. In just a few days, countless companies that don’t talk about racism publicly have spoken out to condemn racism and police brutality. Employees of color...

June 30, 2020

In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the ongoing civil unrest and conversations regarding race, racial inequity, racial inequality, and racism taking place throughout America, we wanted to take a moment to look at how addiction impacts America’s African America...

June 12, 2020

“There is no tolerance for racism or racial bias in the drug and alcohol field.”


May 21, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is seeking stakeholder feedback on Pennsylvania's Substance Use Disorder (SUD) confidentiality requirements. We want to know how these requirements are working and if they can be improved. 

As part of these...

April 21, 2020

The publication Drugs of Abuse, A DEA Resource Guide, 2020 Edition is Now Available.


April 15, 2020

With great reluctance and after much discussion NARR has decided to replace our October national conference with a virtual event. Although official travel and event restrictions will almost certainly be lifted by October these factors weighed heavily on decision:

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April 8, 2020

Want to make sure that you saw the below video message from Secretary Smith related to DDAP and COVID 19.

The Secretary will be sending additional videos with updates, information, and answers to stakeholder questions.

She highlights how you can submit your questions to...

March 25, 2020

Important coronavirus information

NARR has just released a short guide for protecting health and minimizing virus transmission during our coronavirus crisis. It includes recommendations for residents, staff members and operators of recovery residences of all kinds, plus...

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