Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf declared Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic a disaster. The state’s public media outlets are working together to combat this public health crisis by sharing stories of hope and convening communities to take action.

About the Project

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation. Every day, thousands of Pennsylvanians—mothers and fathers, children, neighbors—struggle to overcome addiction. Rural and urban, rich and poor, the opioid crisis affects all of us.

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Pennsylvania has one of the highest
rates of overdose deaths in the nation.

ADAMS COUNTY

29

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

737

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

BEAVER COUNTY

102

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

BERKS COUNTY

112

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

BUCKS COUNTY

231

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

BUTLER COUNTY

92

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

CENTRE COUNTY

21

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

CHESTER COUNTY

153

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

CLARION COUNTY

48

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2006-2017

CLINTON COUNTY

15

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2018

CRAWFORD COUNTY

59

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2018

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

136

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2017

DAUPHIN COUNTY

104

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

FAYETTE COUNTY

77

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY

82

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2017

FULTON COUNTY

12

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2017

HUNTINGDON COUNTY

21

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2017

INDIANA COUNTY

53

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016

JEFFERSON COUNTY

24

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2014-2017

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

88

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

LANCASTER COUNTY

166

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

LAWRENCE COUNTY

55

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY

198

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

LUZERNE COUNTY

160

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

LYCOMING COUNTY

38

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

MERCER COUNTY

41

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

MONROE COUNTY

59

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

245

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

45

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

SOMERSET COUNTY

31

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY

58

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2010-2017

UNION COUNTY

19

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2014-2018

WAYNE COUNTY

36

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2018

WEST MORELAND COUNTY

193

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

WYOMING COUNTY

24

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016-2017

YORK COUNTY

179

OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2017

"The bottom line is we have to get rid of the stigma so that people can seek the treatment that they need and the support from everyone around them."

—BILL WALL, Washington, PA

"We have a great many children now that have been affected by the opioid epidemic. We do not have enough [foster] families to meet the need."

—CHERYL HUGHES, The Bair Foundation

"It's a beautiful thing to get clean, but it's an even more beautiful thing to help somebody and be able to watch them get clean."

—DANNY CONNELL, Charleroi, PA

"In a rural community if you're seeking treatment for an addiction problem, one of the biggest barriers is simply locating a provider who can help you and then getting to the provider."

—DR. FRANK SCHELL, Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA

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