There was a decent turnout at the Shamokin High School in Northumberland County. People came to hear about the problems of heroin and opioid abuse. The forum was hosted by state Representative Lynda Culver of Sunbury... with one of the speakers Deb Beck of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of PA. The biggest problem, says Ms. Beck, is a lack of treatment facilities. Meantime, State Senator John Gordner of Berwick telling WHLM News that Governor Wolf is taking a keen interest in the problem as it makes it's way across Pennsylvania.
Here are some information sheets that were given out at the meeting last night: