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 By giving their voices and stories a platform, we can help others see that it’s time to replace outdated stigma with support, encouragement, and understanding...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Bucks) As a plaintiff in a nationwide lawsuit, Bucks County expects to receive around $44 million in settlements over the next 18 years...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Elk) The Elk County LETI program, which is modeled after the statewide PA LETI (Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative), is a program orgnized under the office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, with local law enforcement teams committing to help residents struggling with substance abuse disorders...(Ridgway Record)
(Statewide) The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee’s second hearing on crime and public safety covered the struggle police departments face in hiring new officers, as the Center Square previously reported, but it also highlighted the importance of diversionary programs for drug addiction and the threat of human trafficking...(WTMZ 69 News)
(Statewide) State officials are currently accepting applications for a program aimed at helping the people who care for individuals with substance use disorder repay their outstanding student loan debt...(Penn-Capital Star)
(Statewide) The painful knowledge there was medicine out there that could have saved the life of her son six years ago sounded fresh on Monday as Hanover Township resident Rhonda Miller described it...(The Morning Call)
(Statewide) The opioid crisis is a massive public health and public safety challenge in Pennsylvania, and as the legislature heads into the budget season, lawmakers held a hearing today to fully understand the evolving epidemic...(pahouse.com)
(Lackawanna) Pennsylvania is facing an addiction crisis, according to the State’s top official who oversees Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Commonwealth...(PA HomePage)
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Sent: May 6, 2022