Media Advisory: Sen. Gene Yaw to Hold Overdose Prevention Seminars

HARRISBURG — State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23), along with Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs Sec. Gary Tennis and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, will host two overdose prevention seminars today at the Wysox Volunteer Fire Hall (Bradford County), 111 Lake Road, Wysox, PA 18854 from 10AM-11:30AM and at the Pennsylvania College of Technology (Lycoming County), 1 College Avenue, Williamsport, PA  17701 from 2PM-3:30PM.  The presentations will feature warning signs of drug addiction, available treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and include a free naloxone training for interested participants that will include law enforcement, EMS, fire departments and school district personnel from throughout Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union Counties.

“During these seminars, individuals will hear testimonials, have the opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and also learn how to administer naloxone if they choose,” Sen. Yaw said.  “I understand there is reluctance by many to use this lifesaving antidote,” Yaw added.  “But, as has been noted before, you cannot get someone the treatment they need if they are already dead.”

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