I was disheartened to read about the stigma and backlash from some community members over the outdoor NaloxBox pilot project in Bloomsburg Town Park. Working in this field, I have heard the old rhetoric many times before. However, we must acknowledge there is an ongoing crisis taking place in our community.

Our team works to reckon with this crisis and respond accordingly.

Kevin Mertz can be reached at 570-742-9671 ext. 117 or kevin@standard-journal.com.

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