Corbett Takes Aim at Opioid Use

Published 05/09 2014 06:12PM

Updated 05/09 2014 06:17PM

Governor Tom Corbett convened a group to discuss Pennsylvania’s growing opioid addiction and overdose situation.

The Governors plan is aimed at raising awareness about Pennsylvania’s growing opioid problem to stop the cycle of addiction and stem the growing opioid overdose problem statewide.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 82 percent of individuals trying heroin for the first time admit to having previously used prescription pain drugs.

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