Lackawanna County Say Yes to Life!

Lackawanna County Say Yes to Life!
Anti-Opioid Public Service Announcement Contest

In 2015 in Lackawanna County, 69 people died of overdoses most of which were attributed to opioids. Opioids are drugs that act on the nervous system to relieve pain. These include the illegal drug of heroin, as well as legally prescribed drugs such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, fentanyl, and many others. These drugs are highly addictive and when misused or abused can lead to death. Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings has spearheaded a public awareness campaign surrounding this issue and has conducted several community programs to discuss the dangers.

She and her colleagues, Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley and Jerry Notarianni, are committed to ending the opioid epidemic in the County. The County is currently seeking submissions for an online video contest that will educate the public about the dangers of opioid use and its debilitating affects on our youth.  Individuals or organizations (both for profit and non-profit) may apply.  Awards of $500 each will be given in three categories:

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  • Judges’ choice – Youth (under 18 years of age).
  • Judges’ choice – over 18 years of age.
  • People’s Choice – on-line voting will start Tuesday, October 17, and go to Monday, November 6, 2017

Competition Release Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Deadline: Monday October 16, 2017

Winners announced: Friday, November 10, 2017

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