SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY RECOVERY ALLIANCE

For more than a decade, the opioid crisis has ravaged communities across America, and Susquehanna County is no exception. Since 2010, Susquehanna County has reported 72 deaths from opioid overdoses. By partnering with representatives from numerous stakeholder groups, the Susquehanna County Recovery Alliance is working to reduce the number of fatal overdoses and put an end to this tragic epidemic in our community.

Through a variety of outreach activities, the Alliance is working to help people with substance use disorder find treatment, reduce harm through Naloxone distribution and drug-disposal programs, and educate the public about the disease of addiction. The Alliance is a multidisciplinary group of elected leaders, treatment and medical professionals, law enforcement officials, emergency responders, pharmacists, members of the recovery community and others.

BY THE NUMBERS

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FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES IN SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY SINCE 2010
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DEATHS ON AVERAGE PER YEAR
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PERCENT OF FATAL OVERDOSES INVOLVE OPIOID DRUGS
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PERCENT OF ALL HEROIN ADDICTIONS IN THE U.S. START WITH PRESCRIPTION

TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS

THE ALLIANCE IS ORGANIZED INTO THREE GROUPS

Treatment

Working with stakeholders and the community to connect people with substance use disorder to treatment.

Prevention &
Harm Reduction

Working with stakeholders and the community to get lifesaving Naloxone into the right hands, get people to dispose of unused addictive medications, and implement other prevention and harm-reduction programs.

Community Awareness & Stigma Reduction

Working with stakeholders and the community to educate people about substance use disorder and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction.