Marywood University hosts solution-based panel on heroin and opioid addiction in NEPA on April 4
From a press release:
The Marywood University School of Social Work has announced that their Center for Social Justice and Community Collaboration will host a solution-focused panel discussion on heroin and opioid addiction in Northeastern Pennsylvania next month.
The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the second floor Fireplace Lounge area of Marywood’s Nazareth Student Center (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton).
Panelists will include state Senator John Blake, Scranton Chief of Police Carl Graziano, Doug Albertson from the Dunmore Comprehensive Treatment Center, and Ricardo Horn, a 2016 MSW graduate from Marywood. The discussion will be moderated by WNEP reporter Stacy Lange.
Heroin and opioid addiction has become a major issue in NEPA over the past decade. The addiction has taken the lives of many local residents, and those still trapped by addiction often are left feeling hopeless and helpless.
The Center for Social Justice and Community Collaboration believes that utilizing a holistic approach that values interdisciplinary collaboration can create new ways of treating and understanding addiction, and this panel aims to help this process.
The opioid epidemic in the area, which local artists have addressed through their work, has also received national attention, including a report by NBC earlier this year: