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Stop the Addiction Fatality Epidemic
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Pennsylvania

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S.A.F.E. Project US holds community-based coordination events in Pennsylvania that bring together community leaders, local law enforcement, medical personnel, educators and families that are affected by the opioid crisis. Families who have lost children, spouses or partners who have lost loved ones, as well as friends and supporters are encouraged to attend our community events to add their perspective and insight to help rid their community of the opioid epidemic.

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Pennsylvania's governor is declaring a disaster emergency to provide additional tools in response to the state's opioid addiction crisis.

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► *In 2016, there were 2,235 opioid-related overdose deaths­­­ in Pennsylvania, a rate of 18.5 deaths per 100,000 persons.

► *Since 2010, opioid-related overdose deaths have increased in all categories. Heroin overdose deaths have increased from 131 to 926; synthetic opioid overdose deaths have increased from 98 to 1309; and prescription opioid overdose deaths have increased from 411 to 729 deaths.

► *In 2013, Pennsylvania providers wrote 88.6 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (approximately 11.3 million prescriptions).

*Source: https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/pennsylvania-opioid-summary