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: More Than $3,000 Worth Of iPhones Stolen From Store In Pennsylvania
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: Survey: Half Of Americans Plan To Shop On Small Business Saturday
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: Driver Crashes Into Five Below Store In Cranberry Township
More information can be found on the Press Play PA website.