Opioid Addiction in Our Community
Governor Wolf has declared a statewide disaster emergency to combat the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania.
Here in the Borough of West Chester, our police officers administered naloxone, the life-saving medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose, 15 times in 2017.
Thirty people in the greater West Chester area died of drug overdose in 2017, and six lived in the Borough.
These victims ranged in age from 18 to over 65. They were male and female. They were white, Hispanic and black, and they were both rich and poor.
You can learn more about Pennsylvania's Statewide Disaster Emergency here.