By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new media campaign, “Press Play PA,” was launched this week and is seeking to make people aware of recovery options and treatments.READ MORE: White Rhinoceros Calf Born At The Wilds In Ohio
The campaign, spearheaded by Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman, is being advertised on billboards, bus stops and bus boards in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.
Kaufman said that these counties have experienced particularly high increases in overdose deaths over the last year.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools To Move To Remote Learning On Election Day
A 22% increase was reported from 2019 to 2020 in Allegheny County, according to Kaufman.
“The Press Play PA campaign works to connect western Pennsylvanians experiencing substance use disorder to recovery resources,” Kaufman said.MORE NEWS: Police Confirm Father And Son Found Dead Inside Forward Township Home Both Had COVID-19
More information can be found on the Press Play PA website.