Combating the Heroin Epidemic

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With Heroin Overdoses on the Rise, Center for Rural Pennsylvania Addresses National Epidemic - Statewide Hearings on Heroin Addiction & Treatment Generate Intense Interest

August 20, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative research agency of the General Assembly, concluded its seventh public hearing on Tuesday, August 18, on heroin and opioid addiction, specifically prevention, recovery, treatment and law enforcement efforts.[...Read more]

Media Advisory - Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery Public Hearing – York

August 13, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania has announced the last of three public hearings to be held across Pennsylvania to solicit testimony on heroin and opioid addiction treatment and recovery services.
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Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery - York

August 13, 2015

THE CENTER FOR RURAL PENNSYLVANIA Heroin and Opioid Addiction Treatment and Recovery - York - August 18, 2015[...Read more]

Op-Ed: Gov. Wolf - Politics before People

July 31, 2015

Like many of my colleagues in the Pennsylvania Senate, I was deeply disappointed that Governor Wolf chose to veto a $30.18 billon, no-tax, balanced state budget plan that would have made new investments in education, improved the funding mechanism for our schools and provided funding for critical state services.[...Read more]

Police Survey: Majority of PA Municipal Police Departments Respond to Drug Overdose Calls; Antidote Not Part of Response Kit

July 24, 2015

Eighty-four percent of Pennsylvania municipal police departments participating in a statewide survey conducted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs said they responded to one or more drug-related overdose calls in the last 12 months.[...Read more]

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