Community to address “opioid crisis”

State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl is inviting local residents to participate in a community presentation on the opioid crisis, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. at the Northgate Middle/Senior High School, 591 Union Ave., in Bellevue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

“Addiction can happen to anyone, and combatting the opioid crisis will require everyone’s involvement,” Ravenstahl said. “Please join us to learn about the epidemic and what can be done to ease the toll it is taking.”

Speakers from the FBI, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and local law enforcement will be featured at the event, which is being sponsored by Ravenstahl, Northgate School District, Bellevue and Avalon boroughs and The DoorWay, a local ministry.

Childcare will be provided, at no cost, for children ages 4 to 12 years old. To register for childcare, call (412)732-3300, extension 2110, or e-mail ldowd@northate.k12.pa.us.

A free pasta dinner is available for the first 250 registrants who call (412)732-3300, extension 2110, or e-mail ldowd@northgate.k12.pa.us by Friday, Oct. 27.

“The opioid epidemic is harming everyone, and I urge the community to engage and enlist in the fight against the crisis at the presentation,” Ravenstahl said.

For more information about the presentation, call Ravenstahl’s office at (412)321-5523.