Category Archives: Overdose
The Opioid Task Force is asking for your thoughts on addiction. Please take a moment and click on the Take our survey button and take the survey.
Carfentanil is in our area and responsible for two and possibly three deaths in January. This was found after blood test results from the overdoses were completed. Please see the full notice from the District Attorney’s Office below.
According to an article with WDRB.com, Walmart is starting to provide something to help with the opioid abuse by making leftover meds useless. Please see the full article here.
Our nation is facing a striking opioid epidemic like we have never seen. In 2015 over 22,000 people were lost to opioid overdose deaths. Pennsylvania ranks 4th in the nation for the number of opioid overdose deaths and 3rd in … Continue reading
At the Overdose Task Force meeting last night our own Michelle spoke from the heart about her recovery and Cheryl, Tammy, Erich, DA Gene Vittone and other members of the Coalition received an award from the DEA for the work they … Continue reading
Gene Vittone and Erich Curnow were interviewed for the Sunday Business Page on CBS about the current Opioid Crisis. To see the interview click on the following link: Washington Co. DA Eugene Vittone & Washington Co. Drug & Alcohol Commission’s … Continue reading
“I wish that all families would at least consider investigating medication-assisted treatment and reading about what’s out there,” says Alicia Murray, DO, Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. “I think, unfortunately, there is still stigma about medications. But what we want people … Continue reading
As the death toll from the opioid crisis mounts, families are increasingly going public in obituaries about their loved one’s struggle with drugs. Most are doing this in hopes to bring awareness to the public and show people that those that … Continue reading
Please take a moment to read the article in the Observer Reporter on overdose deaths in Washington County.