'Tentacles of Opioids' reaches Penn State Berks

Program to focus on the effects opioids have on families and communities

READING, Pa. — Penn State Berks will hold an educational program titled “Tentacles of Opioids: Reaching Far and Wide” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The program will be presented by the Berks County District Attorney’s Office, and it is free and open to the public.

The program will focus on the effects opioids have on our families and communities. The District Attorney's Office will present a very informative and eye-opening talk on the widespread use and deadly effects of opioids in our community and the nation. In addition, a drug and alcohol counselor will be available to talk to students if they wish.

This event is co-sponsored by the Penn State Berks Diversity Committee and the Berks County District Attorney’s Office. For additional information, contact Sharon Pitterson-Ogaldez, coordinator of diversity and international programs, at 610-396-6080 or via email at [email protected].