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Public invited to meeting about opioid abuse

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Chester Springs >> There will be a public meeting on opioid abuse on May 1 in Chester Springs.

Called “Prayer and Understanding of Substance Abuse in Chester County Homes,” the event will take place at St. Elizabeth Church, 120 Saint Elizabeth Drive, Chester Springs at 7 p.m.

In Chester County, there were 141 deaths from overdose in 2017 compared to 106 in 2016. In the last three years, 547 people have died of drug overdoses in the county; 69 percent of those deaths were men. Of those men, 47 percent were in the 25-44 age range.

For more information, call 610-321-1200.


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