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.