PA officials announce ‘Opioid Command Center’ through PEMA

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The state is revealing new details today on how it is addressing the growing opioid problem. 

Numerous state officials laid out what they’re doing currently and what their plans are in the future to combat the crisis.  Currently, there is an opioid command center through PEMA, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, that coordinates ten state agencies and works to enhance communications among those agencies to find what tools are most needed.

Ray Barishansky, of the PA Department of Health, tells us, “to all Pennsylvania families suffering from this disease, please know treatment works; recovery is possible… And we must continue to have hope for our families, hope for our communities, and hope for our commonwealth”.

Officials are also focusing on how best to treat people and families whose lives have been devastated by addiction.

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