Midstate grad students developing app to help opioid addicts get help


Graduate students at Harrisburg University are developing an app to help opioid addicts get help. 

It isn’t even complete, and it has already won an award. 

It’s compatible with Alexa, and when it’s finished, it will connect people in need to recovery facilities. 

The plan is also to lead healthcare providers, state agencies, and even data scientists to addicts they can help. 

“We are trying to connect people who are suffering from opioid abuse disorder to the facilities, to the resources. Our ultimate goal is to run it and launch it on a national basis,” said Siamak Aram, Ph.D. 

It’s called “HU to the Rescue.”

If you have a loved one who needs addiction treatment, this is the number to call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357). A medical professional will answer, help you get into rehab, and help you figure out how to pay for it. 

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