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Conversation about the Opioid Crisis
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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park PA 19027
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According to the most recent data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the commonwealth has the fourth-highest rate of drug overdose deaths per 100,000 people in the country. And sadly, state health officials, citing skyrocketing increases in 2017 in emergency room visits for opioid overdoses, only expect the death toll to rise.

None of us are untouched by this epidemic. It is evident in our towns, on our streets and, sometimes, in our very homes. If we are to help ourselves, our neighbors and fellow Pennsylvanians, we need insight into the problem, information about available treatment resources and every ally we can identify in this fight.

With that in mind, Rep Steve McCarter hopes you will join him for a conversation about the opioid and addiction crisis from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027.

 He will be joined by Congressman Brendan Boyle, state Sen. Art Haywood and several local addiction experts to talk about what’s being done to combat the growing crisis in our neighborhoods and all across Pennsylvania, and to answer your questions.

On hand will be:

  • Joseph D’Orazio, MD
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine
    Member, City of Philadelphia Opioid Task Force
  • Alison Slickers
    Addiction Specialist and Peer Leader Coordinator with The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
  • Kevin Steele
    Montgomery County District Attorney

Please make time for this important conversation. RSVP by clicking below, emailing [email protected] or by calling 215-572-5210.

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