News from Across the Commonwealth and the Nation
(Statewide) These are stories of the people affected by Pennsylvania’s opioid crisis. They are strong, caring, brave individuals who are part of the fabric of the communities across our state. Opioid addiction does not define them or their lives, and they are proof that people do recover with treatment to lead full and productive lives - just like anyone else. By giving their voices and stories a platform, we can help others see that it’s time to replace outdated stigma with support, encouragement, and understanding...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Lehigh) Activists in Easton spoke out against the recent rise in drug overdoses. The second Lehigh Valley Walk For Recovery was held Sunday at Louise Moore County Park...(WTMZ 69 News)
(Lancaster) Overdose deaths are on the rise across central Pennsylvania. In Lancaster County, overdose deaths have increased for the last two years, according to the Department of Health...(FOX43 News)
(Lackawanna) Overdoses are on the rise in the opioid epidemic. The CDC drug overdose deaths last year were the highest on record. However, a powerful tool called Narcan is saving lives...(PA Home Page)
(Lancaster) Lancaster County Joining Forces is addressing the opioid crisis. During a forum Thursday morning, the group shared new data and a countywide stigma survey...(WGAL 8 News)
(National) All were among US overdose deaths in 2021, a record year for such fatalities with an estimated 107,622, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday...(The Guardian)
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Sent: May 20, 2022