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This site is a tool to assist Pennsylvanians to talk and learn about the ever growing Heroin and Opioid crisis which is taking the lives of our citizens every day.  Learn how you can help…

 

What this site is about:

The Senate of Pennsylvania created this website, A Commonwealth Crisis, as a tool to assist Pennsylvanians to talk and learn about the ever growing Heroin and Opioid crisis which is taking lives of our citizens every day. Addiction to these drugs has taken hold in every corner of our state, within every racial segment of society, and on every socio-economic level. Gone are the days of a stereotypical heroin addict; today, they are your daughters, your sons, your doctors, your grocer, and yes, maybe even you. Experts agree, the best way to confront this crisis is to bring it out from behind closed doors and talk about it, so we can address it together. We hope that the material you find contained on this site, which is a compilation of the works of many organizations, will help you educate yourself or someone you may know.

In order to continue the conversation, the Senate of Pennsylvania and the Members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization (http://daspop.org/#/home) of Pennsylvania are providing $10,000 in prize money for the winners of the Statewide Video Competition. The Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania is a statewide coalition of drug and alcohol abuse prevention and education programs, student assistance programs, drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, recovery services, several statewide drug and alcohol organizations and others. The contest is open to Pennsylvania Middle and High School students. Students must reside within the Commonwealth to be eligible. Check out the home page for all the details.

Talk To Your State Senator

Statewide Video Competition

Middle School and High School Students

Deadline for entry is December 10, 2017.

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