After his daughter's overdose death, a 52-year-old gun range owner from the Lehigh Valley dedicated his life to intervening when young people become involved with drugs and the collateral dangers associated with them. He's not performing your standard drug interventions, though. Instead, he stands ready -- and armed -- to pull people out of sticky situations in hotel rooms and flop houses and get those people to a treatment center.
A 30-year-old East Butler woman has been charged with aggravated assault on an unborn child after overdosing on heroin while seven months pregnant. The baby was born a day after the overdose and is now on life support with "lasting injuries," according to police.
Various counties across Pennsylvania have so-called "drug courts" in place, which operate as criminal justice tools lauded by many for their creativity and fresh approach toward reducing recidivism, cutting costs and helping to reintegrate offenders into their local communities.