The MARTI institute is proud to release its report “Rural Responses to the Opioid Crisis in Southwestern Pennsylvania.” The study was funded by the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission with funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The major objective of the six-month study (June 2018 to December 2018) was to investigate the circumstances surrounding the sudden rise in opioid-induced overdose deaths in the region from 2015 to 2017, and the subsequent drop in deaths in 2018. The focus was on rural Southwest Pennsylvania and included Armstrong, Blair, Clarion, and Indiana counties.

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