Heroin: A Community Conversation

A Modern Epidemic

It’s not smallpox or the Black Plague, but the current outbreak of opioid use in America is at epidemic proportions.

In Lancaster County and especially in some of our public school communities, heroin is the opioid of choice. It is no longer a drug that only long-term addicts gravitate to, but is a drug that many are using, even at early stages of their addictions. Some studies suggest there are upwards of 330,000 heroin users in America. Locally in Lancaster County over the past four years, the number of deaths from drug overdoses in Lancaster County has more than tripled. This is in large part due to widespread heroin use, which we now find in each of our communities.

So the The Lancaster County Anti-Heroin Task Force is working to fight the heroin epidemic in our area. They invite you to come join in a community event a month from now.


Date and Time:  April 4, 2017 7:00 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Location:  Manheim Township
High School Auditorium
Address:  115 Blue Streak Boulevard
Lancaster, PA 17601

Many of us have had drug abuse touch our families through loved ones who have been unable to overcome the demons of substance abuse. Join other community member on April 4 and learn the signs that your loved ones may be in trouble, and what your options for healthy intervention may be.

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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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