Paul Sorokas: Medication for back injury led to addiction

Addiction can ruin or end a life at any age. Paul Sorokas was 75 when he died on April 1, 2017, the oldest person to die from a drug overdose in Luzerne County last year. Sorokas, a fun-loving but hard-working man known as “Bobo” who lived in Wilkes-Barre most of his...
PHOTOS: Navy Seaman Edward Slapikas Returns Home

PHOTOS: Navy Seaman Edward Slapikas Returns Home

U.S. Navy Master at Arms First Class Robert Linke, a Los Angeles native stationed at Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck, N.J., pauses at the casket of U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Slapikas, a Newport Twp. native killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, at St....
Age is no barrier to addiction

Age is no barrier to addiction

You are never too old to suffer from addiction, especially addiction to opioids. That is the message from treatment specialists and professionals at all levels. The oldest person to die of an overdose in Luzerne County in 2017 was Paul Sorokas, who was 75. His brother...