HAZLETON – In an effort to help inform families about the dangers of drug abuse, Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) is hosting an Opioid and Drug Awareness Event on Wednesday, March 25, that will include a panel discussion with experts on the issue.
The free event, which is open to all ages, will run from 5-8 p.m. at the Hazleton Area High School auditorium, 1601 W. 23rd St. in Hazle Township. The panel discussion will take place from 6-7 p.m.
“I look forward to hosting this event to provide a variety of tools for helping to curb addiction in our community,” said Toohil. “Our hope is we can give families some of the resources they need to prevent young people from falling victim to the opioid epidemic that continues to claim too many lives in Pennsylvania.”
The event will feature exhibitors with information about preventing drug abuse and promoting healthy living habits. Information about naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote, will be available, as well as a mock teen bedroom for parents to learn where drugs are hidden, courtesy of Pathway to Recovery of Hazleton.
In addition, the Drop the Drugs van will be on-site for the safe disposal of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.
For more information about the event, contact Toohil’s office at 570-453-1344 or visit RepToohil.com
Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office