This edition of issues on the point features segments with The Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse, AngleStrong and The Theatre Historical Society of America.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, 3,383 drug-related overdose deaths were reported in Pennsylvania in 2015, the latest year statistics are available. Seven counties in Western Pennsylvania rank in the top 10 with the highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the Commonwealth. We first discuss the opioid epidemic with PA Stop. (Video above.)
Then, more on the opioid epidemic with a Pittsburgh native and addict who is stepping into the ring to help those dealing with addiction.
Finally, a trip back in time with the Theatre Historical Society of America.
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