Argall, Tobash plan community conversation on opioid crisis

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Mike Tobash  (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will host a community conversation about the impact of the heroin and opioid crisis in Schuylkill County on September 19 in Pine Grove.

The conversation, which is being held at the request of numerous local residents, will focus on the impacts of the opioid epidemic on rural Pennsylvania and ways the community can come together to address this serious crisis.

“The opioid epidemic is one of the most serious public health concerns of this generation. Nearly every person knows someone who has been touched by this crisis, but there are no easy answers to solve it,” Argall said. “Defeating the scourge of addiction will require all of us to work together. This conversation will give us a way to review the resources that are already available to help treat this disease and chart a course forward toward a healthier and more prosperous future for people who face the greatest threats due to drug addiction.”

“Drug abuse and addiction seem to be affecting more families than ever before. As we struggle to get a handle on this epidemic, it is important that more people understand the facts surrounding this problem.  Sen. Argall and I are happy to provide information on an issue that affects so many Pennsylvanians” said Tobash.

The community conversation will be held at the Pine Grove Hose Hook and Ladder, located at 1 Orchard Street, beginning at 6 p.m.

The media is invited to cover this event.

Contact: Mary Beth Dougherty 570-773-0891

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