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Opioids: What You Need to Know

Pennsylvania continues to fight a public health and public safety battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic.  In 2016, 4,642 Pennsylvanians died from overdoses – a 37 percent increase from the year before. That number rose to over 5,400 overdose deaths in 2017.  While we saw a decrease in 2018, we are still losing 12 Pennsylvanians every day from overdose.  This presentation will discuss what Opiates are, why citizens are at risk, proper storage and disposal of Opioids, and explaining what Narcan is. This presentation also discusses what PA is doing regarding the Opioid crisis.