Continuing the Fight Against Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic (VIDEO)

By: Sophie Stone, Deputy Press Secretary

July 18, 2016

Working with the legislature, Governor Wolf secured critical funding in the budget to establish new treatment centers and improve treatment options for Pennsylvanians struggling with substance abuse disorder.

In 2015, more than 3,300 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose. Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals each year than motor vehicle accidents.

Our fight against this epidemic is not finished.

Watch this powerful video, showing why we must all continue working together to fight our greatest public health crisis – Pennsylvania’s opioid abuse and heroin use epidemic.


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