Bethlehem Press

Monday, December 11, 2017
“I have friends that are addicted and I think it’s a major issue. It needs to be looked at by pharmaceutical companies, doctors and insurance companies.” Tony Naro Elmhurst “I have friends that are addicted and I think it’s a major issue. It needs to be looked at by pharmaceutical companies, doctors and insurance companies.” Tony Naro Elmhurst
“I’m very concerned about having a child grow up in this environment. I’m also concerned about people getting prescriptions and doctors writing them for pain management. There must be other options.” Taylor Handwerk Jim Thorpe “I’m very concerned about having a child grow up in this environment. I’m also concerned about people getting prescriptions and doctors writing them for pain management. There must be other options.” Taylor Handwerk Jim Thorpe
“I’m extremely concerned. It started when people needed to alleviate pain and physicians needed to take care of their patients by prescribing opioids. Then it grew into a dependency around it. The president has declared a national emergency as it has gone beyond pain control to dependency and addiction. Recognition is the first step to addressing it. Craig Hunt Cressona “I’m extremely concerned. It started when people needed to alleviate pain and physicians needed to take care of their patients by prescribing opioids. Then it grew into a dependency around it. The president has declared a national emergency as it has gone beyond pain control to dependency and addiction. Recognition is the first step to addressing it. Craig Hunt Cressona
“Extremely concerned. We have experiences with family members. Solving it requires the entire community, physicians, law enforcement and families, to come together.” Kim Pulley Lower Nazareth Township “Extremely concerned. We have experiences with family members. Solving it requires the entire community, physicians, law enforcement and families, to come together.” Kim Pulley Lower Nazareth Township
“I am very concerned about it. It affects everybody including people you wouldn’t think it affects, but it does.” Krista Dirienzo Peckville “I am very concerned about it. It affects everybody including people you wouldn’t think it affects, but it does.” Krista Dirienzo Peckville
“I’m very concerned. I am a mother of three children ages 15, 14 and 8 years old and it is in our schools. As a parent you’re really scared that it will find its way into your children’s lives despite your best efforts. You just don’t want your kids to be around it.” Heather Gidusko Lower Nazareth Township “I’m very concerned. I am a mother of three children ages 15, 14 and 8 years old and it is in our schools. As a parent you’re really scared that it will find its way into your children’s lives despite your best efforts. You just don’t want your kids to be around it.” Heather Gidusko Lower Nazareth Township

People Say

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

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