BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up)

first_img Round-Up, Substance Use Disorder, The Blog Last week, Governor Wolf hosted roundtable discussions in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton. The roundtables continued to focus on the Governor’s top priority to combat the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania.“The magnitude of the addiction and overdose death epidemic in Pennsylvania is shocking: at least seven Pennsylvanians die every day from a drug overdose,” said Governor Wolf. “With nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimates that the 2015 total will be higher, a collaborative effort on the federal, state, and local levels is crucial in combating this crisis.”The Wolf Administration is eager to engage in these local conversations in order to listen to local officials about the challenges that they are facing , as well as discuss the initiatives of the administration, the state legislature, county agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, and medical schools. “These roundtables are an opportunity to work collaboratively with the General Assembly and community leaders to ensure Pennsylvania leads the nation in the fight to combat the opioid abuse and heroin use crisis,” said Governor Wolf.Take a look at the additional coverage below: York Daily Record: Gov. Wolf talks at York heroin roundtable[Governor Wolf’s] administration says it is making the heroin and opioid issue a top priority. On Thursday in York, he met with several officials, many of whom are part of the local task force, including Mayor Kim Bracey, District Attorney Tom Kearney and Coroner Pam Gay…”This is a problem we don’t know what to do about,” Wolf said inside Martin Library. “But we do know the magnitude of the problem. And we know it affects Pennsylvanians all across Pennsylvania.”York Dispatch: Gov. Wolf discusses how to tackle heroin, opioid issuesGov.Tom Wolf said it’s a known issue, but how to treat it has always eluded lawmakers. Local officials joined the governor on Thursday for a roundtable discussion in York on different ways to combat the drug that took 65 people from their families in 2015 in York County. So far in 2016, there have been 10 confirmed overdose-related deaths. “We do know the magnitude of this problem,” Wolf said. “But we need to figure out how to treat it. It’s also a medical problem.”Pocono Record: Governor seeks addiction solutions in Pocono discussionThe discussion focused on the current statewide opioid crisis, and [Governor] Wolf mostly listened to the room full of people both professionally and personally familiar with the current state of addiction and overdose…“I need to hear from people in the local areas what’s going on and how they think we could do a better job countering this epidemic that’s affecting so many Pennsylvanians, so many families,” Wolf said.WFMZ: Governor Wolf visits Stroudsburg to discuss opioid abuseTalking about [opioid abuse] is exactly what Governor Wolf wants to happen at these meetings across the state. He says there’s no way the state can arrest its way out of the problem. “It will take money to create more beds for treatment, but that treatment process will be cheaper than incarcerating that person for years,” said Wolf.Times Leader: Gov. Tom Wolf uses roundtable discussions to address opioid problem in PennsylvaniaWith two Republican legislators at his side, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf Friday said he and the GOP-controlled legislature “don’t always agree” on many matters, but when it comes to addressing the ever-increasing opioid problem, the governor said, “We do agree on this.”Citizens Voice: Wolf chairs panel on opioid crisis“We’re trying to find out what we need to do at the state level, recognizing there is much that has to be done at the community level and at the family level,” Wolf said. “I’m sure the Senate and House will have hearings. I’ve been taking notes. I’ve been giving them to DDAP (the state’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention). There were a lot of really good ideas. We will get together and try to figure out what we can do.”PA Homepage: Governor Wolf Continues Roundtables to Address Pennsylvania’s Opioid EpidemicGovernor Tom Wolf continued his awareness campaign about opioid abuse today in Monroe County. The governor spoke with those in law enforcement and health professionals on the front line of this drug battle. He also heard from those who have lived through the devastation of drug abuse. BLOG: Governor Wolf Continues his Opioid Roundtable Discussions with Stops in York, Stroudsburg, and Hazleton (Round-up) Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant May 16, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Wenger lauds ‘great’ Wilshere goal

first_img The Gunners capitalised on Liverpool’s draw at Newcastle with what proved to be a hard-earned victory against a determined Norwich side, who could consider themselves unfortunate not to take something from the match. In the end, though, it was Arsenal’s class which told, with Wilshere opening the scoring with a sublime finish to a slick passing move which cut the visitors open on 18 minutes. Wenger paid credit to the efforts of Norwich, who have now lost five from their first eight matches. “We won 4-1 and their keeper had a good game, but Norwich played well, so it is strange,” he said, “They made it difficult for us and we struggled between 30 and 60 minutes to keep our game going. “I would come out of the match thinking Norwich were a good team.” Ramsey started on the bench, but was brought on in the first half after Mathieu Flamini suffered double vision following a clash of heads with Alex Tettey, and will now be assessed ahead of next week’s Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund. “We play seven games in 23 days, and that means we will need everybody,” said Wenger. “It gives me an opportunity as well to give the players a little breather before they will get injured.” Wenger moved to play down expectations, but feels his side can build on their strong start. “We have quality, but how far we will go is down to how consistent we can be, how much effort we can put into every single game and how much are we able not to get into a comfort level, which it is about at the top level,” he said. Despite the quality of Arsenal’s goals, there was more than a sense of frustration for Norwich manager Chris Hughton, whose side were beaten at home by two late Chelsea goals last weekend. “The biggest disappointment for me is that I don’t think 4-1 is a true reflection of the balance of play,” he said. “We had some really good periods and what happens at 2-1 when we are back in it, I almost have to take responsibility for performance because we opened up a bit. “However, with their first goals, I do not think there are many teams who can score that type of goal, which is probably testament to the type of form Arsenal are in.” Norwich host Cardiff next weekend with the pressure to get a win even greater. “You are concerned every time you lose a football match, but there are a lot of positives in our last two games,” added Hughton, who hopes to have club record signing Rickie van Wolfswinkel fit again from a foot injury. “Our level of performance have been good against teams that potentially could win division.” Press Association After soaking up plenty of pressure, German playmaker Mesut Ozil headed in a second just before the hour, but Jonny Howson reduced the deficit. Arsenal, though, made sure there would be no late drama when Aaron Ramsey, who had started on the bench, fired past John Ruddy from close range after jinking into the six-yard box. Ozil stroked in a late fourth to ensure a somewhat flattering scoreline, but it was more evidence this Arsenal side look set for a long-overdue sustained title challenge in 2014. Wenger was left in awe of the way his team had gone ahead, with Santi Cazorla, Wilshere and Olivier Giroud all involved in a beautiful quick-fire exchange of passes around the edge of the Norwich area before the England man stroked the ball home. “All the goals were great, but the first was exceptional and improvised,” said Wenger. “It was certainly one of the best (Arsenal) goals, one I enjoyed the most because it was a team goal. “It had combinations and speed which you would always like your team to play (with). This one was a mixture of technical quality, speedy thinking, quick reaction and as well being calm in front of goal. “It had nearly everything you want to have, it was a great goal.” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hailed “one of the best goals” he has ever witnessed as England midfielder Jack Wilshere helped fire his side two points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League after a 4-1 win over Norwich.last_img read more