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Position and Policy Statements

We are pleased to share with you the various position papers of CPA and our member agencies. We also post State and Federal policy statements:





Commonwealth Prevention Alliance CPA's views against the legalization of marijuana in PA (Jan 2013)

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) Request to PA Legislators to require signage in bars and restaurants warning of the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy to educate about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) FASD signage.doc (posted 6/29/11). 

  • See "Information Sharing" for CPA's FASD awareness campaign materials (posted December 2013). 



Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) Position on the Privatization of PA Liquor Stores In summary, CPA recommends against privatization (updated Feb 2013) CPA Privatization Position Paper. 

      CPA letter in support of Gov Wolf's veto of the legislation to privatize liquor stores (7/2/15)

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA) Public Testimony Regarding the Newly-Created PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (posted 6/16/11) CPA Testimony for PA Dept of Drug & Alcohol Programs  


BDAP Stand Against Video Game School Shooter North American Tour 2012.pdf (3/17/11)



Cumberland-Perry Drug and Alcohol Commission's position paper on Marijuana
for Medicinal Purposes (October 4, 2010)
CPDAC Position Paper: Medical Marijuana.pdf




US Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools - Recovery/Relapse Prevention in Educational Settings for Youth with Substance Use & Co-occuring mental health disorders; working draft May 2011 Recovery/Relapse Prevention working draft.pdf (posted 6/29/11)

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) "Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis" (2011). Prescription drug misuse and abuse is a major public health and public safety crisis. See



For other ONDCP publications regarding substance abuse treatment, prevention and enforcement, see


The White House Office of the Press Secretary released a Presidential Proclamation: December 2011 was National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. See for a toolkit and additional resources. (posted Nov 2011)