NEW CASTLE, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Signature Hill Substance Abuse Network, a program dedicated to linking the legal system and treatment of substance abuse through the use of Vivitrol(R) injections has garnered acclaim in media outlets. Articles lauding the program have recently cited the Network’s approach to eliminating the consumer demand for drugs and alcohol by eliminating cravings with the use of Vivitrol(R) and combining the much-praised monthly injection with court ordered compliance to treat the substance abuse epidemic.

The Signature Hill Substance Abuse Network combines the talents of Attorneys, Physicians, Psychologists and a former DEA officer to provide a unique umbrella of support, automatic reporting and proof of compliance systems enabling the courts to apply this program without risk to society.

The program strategy has been used successfully on a case-by-case basis by several judges within the Pennsylvania Judicial system since 2003. The company now has a total education and support outreach program, which can quickly provide turnkey group assessments and training for courts, attorneys, doctors and adult probation officers to be operational. The program works best for substance abuse addicts who also face criminal charges.

In this process, defendant’s counsel asks Judges to permit abusers to follow Signature Hill’s “total recovery” protocol in a binding order of court instead of jail. The program has a substantially higher success rate than other detox programs resulting in less drug-related crime, less foster care for children of imprisoned parents and cuts in taxpayer spending.

Former Prosecutor Attorney Angelo A. Papa founded the Signature Hill Substance Abuse Network in 2001 in Western Pennsylvania. He and Dr. Robert Woolhandler, Medical Director of The Drug and Alcohol Commission in Fayette County, Pennsylvania turned Attorney Papa’s vision into reality. Larry Forletta, a former DEA enforcement agent and Dr. Robert Andolina, psychologist for program application and development with over 30 years of experience treating addicted individuals complete the senior level Network.

For more information, please visit or call Signature Hill at: 724.641.8111.

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