– Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) today announced that on Thursday, Sept. 6, he will host a regional roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic, led by the House Majority Policy Committee.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until noon, at the North Strabane Township Building, 1929 State Route 519, Canonsburg
. The public is invited to attend and listen to the discussion.
“One of my priorities has been to work to address the opioid epidemic,” O’Neal said. “By bringing the House Majority Policy Committee to Washington County, I am hoping to elevate this issue and help my fellow lawmakers understand how opioids have impacted our area. In addition, I am optimistic this discussion will generate ideas about how we can better treat those addicted and educate and prevent opioid addiction in the future. No one is immune to this issue. Its effects are influencing families and workplaces throughout the 48th Legislative District.”
In addition to lawmakers, participants in the roundtable will include emergency responders, law enforcement, medical professionals, community advocates and treatment professionals.
Those with questions about the event can call O’Neal’s Washington district office at 724-223-4544.
The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.
Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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