For Legislators

Watch our 9/25 CAPITOL event

On Tuesday, September 25 at 4 pm in the Ryan Office Building Rotunda, state officials and legislators joined Pennsylvania Public Media for a preview of the Battling Opioids documentary and an introduction to the people behind and in front of the camera–as well as updates on legislative and state efforts to combat the opioid crisis. You can watch the event here. The event featured the following speakers:

Attend, HOST or share a conversation in your district

Find or host Battling Opioids events and community conversations, and encourage your constituents to attend.

Communicate with your constituents

Follow and share @BattlingOpioids stories, resources, and events.

Share the state’s helpline, 1-800-662-HELP and encourage constituents to visit www.pa.gov/guides/opioid-epidemic for more information.

Find, share and connect with your Single County Authority in charge of opioid response https://apps.ddap.pa.gov/gethelpnow/CountyServices.aspx

Share our stories with your constituents on social media or on your website.

Share the Latest Opioid Facts and Statistics

Pennsylvania has one of the highest opioid overdose death rates in the nation, with 5,456 deaths in 2017. That’s more than 14 people per day.

In 2016, approximately 4x as many Pennsylvanians died of opioid overdose as died in motor vehicle accidents.

In the first half of 2018, more than 900 babies were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome in Pennsylvania.

$53

BILLION

In 2016, the opioid crisis cost Pennsylvania $53 billion in lost work, lost lives, and medical costs.

Pennsylvania’s Get Help Now hotline, 1-800-662-HELP, received 4,520 calls in the first half of 2018.

In the first half of 2018, emergency medical responders provided more than 6,000 doses of naloxone to people experiencing opioid overdose.

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

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