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With heroin overdoses on the rise, Center for Rural Pennsylvania addresses national epidemic

Posted: August 20, 2015

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative research agency of the General Assembly, concluded its seventh public hearing on Tuesday, August 18, on heroin and opioid addiction, specifically prevention, recovery, treatment and law enforcement efforts. The 11-member Center for Rural Pennsylvania Board of Directors (which includes Northeast Center Director Stephan Goetz and Penn State Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics Ted Alter) and area legislators, state officials, law enforcement officials and state and local treatment service providers participated in the five-hour-long hearing at the Yorktowne Hotel in York County.