Philadelphia, PA - Every day, at least ten Pennsylvanians die of opioid or heroin overdose. A life-saving drug is available that can be administered by bystanders or a loved one to reverse a deadly overdose. Recovery Centers of America (RCA) at Devon, located just outside of Philadelphia, is hosting an Open House event to celebrate its new expansion and RCA nurses will be providing training to the public that could help save lives.
The facility will demonstrate how to safely and properly administer Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal drug. Also, RCA’s Director of Family Services will share the importance of support and engagement without shame during a loved one’s treatment. Open House speakers include RCA at Devon CEO Steve Wicke, RCA CEO Brian O’Neill, and Director of Family Services Trish Caldwell.
- WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
- TIME: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
- WHERE: Recovery Centers of America at Devon, 235 W. Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA 19333
The Pennsylvania Department of Health calls the prescription opioid and heroin overdose epidemic the worst public health crisis in the state. It affects Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth, from big cities to rural communities. Seventy new beds at RCA at Devon – bringing the total number to 230 beds – will provide much-needed treatment for people in and around eastern PA and allow Recovery Centers of America to reach more patients, help more families, and create more jobs in the community.