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Overdose deaths: the case for honesty


Wendy Loranzo lost her daughter to an overdose.

At least ten Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose. Governor Tom Wolf has declared the opioid epidemic a statewide disaster emergency. The opioid crisis is affecting the rich and poor. It’s claiming the lives of the young and old. Parents who have lost children to the epidemic say there is still stigma attached to opioid addiction, which can be a barrier to treatment. They’re hoping to decrease that stigma by sharing their stories.