New Drug and Alcohol Director Named in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

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SCRANTON — Barabra Durkin has been named the new Drug and Alcohol Director for Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties

The was announced by County Commissioner Patrick O’Malley  at the Administration Building in downtown Scranton.

Barbara Durkin, a University of Scranton graduate has worked as the Treatment Court Coordinator for the Lackawanna County Treatment court for the past several years.

She hopes this along with her other experience will help her in defeating this crisis in our area

Plans to partner with medical community and giving more access to people who need it

“When individuals come in on an overdose and they are brought back by Narcan or Narlaxone that we can connect them with the appropriate treatment services. It is going to be a challenge but I think it’s a necessary treatment that they need,” said Durkin.

1 Comment

  • Common Sense

    Well, we didn’t have this problem until Doctors started DUMPING opium painkilers on the public for every tiny little thing. Thank You to the Medical Community and Free Opium for losers Plan. Thank You obamacare. Thank You obama, for Pardoning all of those Drug Dealers.on your way out..

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