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Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Fentanyl Drug Scare


Pennsylvania Still on Edge After Drug Scare

Do you think that Pennsylvania has a problem with drugs? Do you worry sometimes about the threat of new drugs or new drug epidemics? PA state officials do. Earlier this year, they were bracing themselves for a drug outbreak that could have severely deadly consequences. And though the rash of drug cases has died down a bit, law enforcement and drug rehab centers remain on edge. The drug in question, Fentanyl, had caused at least 50 death in summer in Bucks, Delaware, and Philadelphia Counties alone. With the street name "drop dead," fentanyl is a drug that somewhat mimics heroin. It's often used to treat severe and chronic pain, like the kind experienced by cancer patients.

In the midst of the scare, Gary Tennis, the secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol programs in PA, made a public plea for heroin addicts to look for treatment, rather than keep running the risk of death. And though there were quite a few deaths associated with fentanyl, there wasn't as big an epidemic of deaths as had been feared. But Pennsylvania law enforcement is staying vigilant, broadening their efforts and looking into new places to prevent the next deadly outbreak.

Do you take drugs? Do you ever think about how you're taking your life into your hands each time you use an illegal drug or misuse a prescription pill? Drugs can easily kill you-it doesn't take much. The best way to protect yourself is to quit using drugs, and the best way to do that is to find a good PA rehab center. Call Retreat at Lancaster County today to learn more about drugs, drug addiction, and how to get yourself clean. We're within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and close to OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE.

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