State leaders joined drug treatment advocates in Harrisburg Tuesday for a ‘Day of Hope’ rally.
The rally was organized by the PA Hope caucus. The caucus says they hope to highlight the need for high quality drug prevention and treatment of addiction.
State representative Mike Sturla of Lancaster County says the legislature knows what works and it’s time to put more programs into action.
As Sturla explains it, “If all that we have done to his point ends here. We will have accomplished nothing. We know what works. We know longer stays for treatment work. We know the availability of naloxone works. We know education programs work.”
Last week, Governor Tom Wolf requested a joint session of the General Assembly to address the members of the House and Senate about efforts to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in Pennsylvania.