See you in November

See you in November

This morning at citizensvoice.com: Tuesday’s primary set the table for some interesting contests in November’s General Election, including a U.S. Senate faceoff between incumbent Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Congressman Lou Barletta. Harveys Lake...
Gale Davis: Search for pain relief brings more pain

Gale Davis: Search for pain relief brings more pain

Gail Davis died searching for relief from her back pain, her brother believes. After prescribing powerful painkillers for a decade, the Wilkes-Barre woman’s doctors abruptly cut her off from the medication, Donald Grosz said. “At the 10-year mark, they decided to stop...
Finding alternatives to opioid painkillers

Finding alternatives to opioid painkillers

A significant number of people who overdose on drugs start their addiction with legal prescriptions for opioid painkillers. Oftentimes, the refill is what gets them hooked and craving more, experts say. “First exposure is when the risk of addiction starts. But the...

Oversight coming for sober houses

Addicts seeking drug-and-alcohol-free housing upon leaving highly structured rehabilitation centers often face increased temptation and relapse when moving into unregulated “sober houses” being established across the state in response to the opioid crisis. Currently,...