Opioid Crisis

Local efforts to fight the opioid crisis

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) - - Monday night in Camp Hill, The Raise Project and Sara's House of Hope held a town hall meeting at Christ Community Church.

One of the primary messages was that addiction is a disease, and that in order to save individuals and society from the enormous cost in lives and dollars, we have to get over the feeling that there is a stigma attached to addiction. 

When you meed recovering addicts and hear their stories, it becomes clear that addiction is not a choice. 

"Many people have a lot of success in other areas of their lives and through discipline and sheer willpower I was able to achieve great things in my life but I could not will myself out of addiction, I could not do it myself," said Jennifer Zampogna, MD, Town Hall Speaker. 

The event was emceed by Alicia Richards. 

As always, if you or a loved one needs help recovering from addiction, this phone number is a good one to call, 1-800-622-HELP (4357). It's a hotline that's staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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