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Sep 30, 2019

Battling Opioids to Address Current and
New Treatments for the Opiate Crisis in Pennsylvania

For almost three decades, the number of overdose deaths have continued to increase throughout the US. In 2018, deaths were down, but in Pennsylvania the commonwealth has the third-highest rate of overdose deaths in the nation.That’s why Pennsylvania Public Media bring awareness to the opioid crisis. Join us for stories from across the state including a panel discussion that focuses on the new treatments.

Mobile Help: Vivitrol is a once-a-month injection that is helping those with opioid addiction to move beyond cravings to sustained recovery. Peer Support for Recovery: While we hear a lot about the staggering number of people that lose their battle with opioids on a daily basis, we hear less about the number of people who enter recovery.

Music and Art Therapy are alternative forms of treatment that are now being used in recovery.

Senator Gene Yaw, Raphael Barishansky