WQED, additional state public broadcasters, address opioid crisis

In recognition of the public crisis the opioid and heroin epidemic represents, WQED Multimedia is joining six Pennsylvania public broadcasting affiliates at 9 p.m. March 29 to air programs providing information and resources. All seven stations will air “Broken: Women • Families • Opioids,” a … Continue readingWQED, additional state public broadcasters, address opioid crisis

Grandparents caring for grandchildren as parents battle addiction | Drugs Overdoses Addiction | observer-reporter.com

At a time when they thought they would be spending their retirement traveling or pursuing hobbies, a growing number of grandparents find themselves instead raising grandchildren, a consequence of the opioid epidemic. Across America, about 2.7 million grandparents have been thrown into the role of … Continue readingGrandparents caring for grandchildren as parents battle addiction | Drugs Overdoses Addiction | observer-reporter.com

Pennsylvania Governor Ends Policies that Delays Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf decided to end policies that prevent people from receiving immediate treatment for opioid addiction. During a press conference on Thursday, Gov. Wolf said, “My administration will be ending policies that delay access to treatment for those suffering … Continue readingPennsylvania Governor Ends Policies that Delays Access to Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Opioid overdoses sending more people to ERs, especially in Pennsylvania, Delaware

Buy Photo Emergency-room visits for opioid overdoses are spiking across the country, particularly in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Emergency rooms around the country saw a spike in patients overdosing on opioids last year , according to data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and … Continue readingOpioid overdoses sending more people to ERs, especially in Pennsylvania, Delaware