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UPMC Presents: ‘Pathways to Recovery’

For Journalists

Rick Pietzak
Project Director, Crisis Communications

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WHAT: In honor of Recovery Month, UPMC will host a free “Pathways to Recovery” event series to provide support and resources for those beginning or continuing their addiction recovery journey. No registration is needed. 


Program highlights include: 


  • Details on local resources from experienced peer specialists.
  • Personal recovery testimonials.
  • Naloxone education, demonstration and training.
  • Free Naloxone kits.*
  • Support program information for families.


*Limited supply


WHY: To help those struggling with a substance use disorder by connecting them with recovery services, programs and resources.  



WHEN & WHERE: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See below for multiple locations and dates.  


Wednesday, Sept. 11, UPMC St. Margaret
Conference Centers A, B and C, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15215.


Tuesday, Sept. 17, UPMC Shadyside
West Wing Concourse, 5230 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15232.


Wednesday, Sept. 18, UPMC McKeesport
The Usman Ahmad, MD Memorial Conference Center, 1500 Fifth Ave., McKeesport, Pa., 15132.


Thursday, Sept. 26, UPMC East
Ground Level Conference Center, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146.


Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at