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 By giving their voices and stories a platform, we can help others see that it’s time to replace outdated stigma with support, encouragement, and understanding...(lifeunitesus.com)
(Statewide) Everyone’s recovery journey is different; but for many, one of the critical stops following treatment is moving into a recovery house...(Penn Capital-Star)
(Statewide) In the first three months of 2022, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s narcotics investigators seized more fentanyl than in the entirety of 2021, an indication of the exploding crisis around the synthetic opioid increasingly fueling overdoses across the state...(The Philadelphia Inquirer)
(Statewide) More than 16 tons of prescription medication were collected in Pennsylvania last month during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day...(TRIBLIVE)
(Statewide) Overdose deaths spiked during the height of the pandemic, but according to Pennsylvania Department of Health’s early records, overdose deaths in 2021 exceeded those in 2020...(CBS21)
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Sent: May 27, 2022