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Kaufer proposes bills to combat opioid epidemic

LUZERNE — Rep. Aaron Kaufer, R-Kingston, is proposing a package of ten bills to deal with opioid addiction in the state. Kaufer announced the proposal at a press conference Wednesday outside his Luzerne office. Overdose deaths in the state add up to the equivalent of a plane full of people each month. “If there were [...]

By | 2017-06-16T20:03:13+00:00 June 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Faces of Addiction: Sammi’s Legacy

Watch video here. There are some people who have a sort of "It Factor" -- who draw attention and make others around them feel instantly at ease. Sammi Henehan was one of those people. According to her family, Samantha was "a bubbly, social butterfly that was loved by everybody." "She could walk into a room, and [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:27:32+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Addiction recovery group Forever Sammi launches balloons to raise awareness

A year ago, Marty Henehan Sr. found his 23-year-old daughter Sammi Henehan dead of a heroin overdose. On Monday, the anniversary of her death, the group he and his wife, Stacy Henehan, founded in her name launched hundreds of balloons in front of thousands of people to be sure she wouldn’t be forgotten. Wearing pink [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:46:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Parents want change after deadly heroin overdose

SCRANTON (WOLF) -- The opioid epidemic continues to take lives across our state. According to the DEA website, there were more than 3,300 drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2015, any many of those are related to heroin. That's an increase of 23 percent from 2014. This statistic is hitting home for a Scranton couple [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:03:37+00:00 January 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Backyard vigil aims to destigmatize addiction

Marty and Stacy Henehan wore T-shirts bearing the picture of their daughter Saturday evening during a backyard vigil aimed at acknowledging and combating the problem of addiction. Their daughter, Samantha “Sammi” Henehan, 23, lost her life to a heroin overdose in April. Now they want to end the stigma. About a dozen people gathered in [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:58:51+00:00 September 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Addiction victims focus on hope

Scranton rally features parents of woman who died in April from heroin overdose. Marty and Stacy Henehan wore T-shirts bearing the picture of their daughter Saturday evening during a backyard vigil aimed at acknowledging and combating the problem of addiction. Their daughter, Samantha “Sammi” Henehan, 23, lost her life to a heroin overdose in April. [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:35:02+00:00 September 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Forever Sammi: Addiction rally remembers young woman, aims to prevent the next overdose

Marty Henehan Sr. stood at the podium before hundreds of people and fought back tears. “She was 5-foot-1, weighed 110 pounds, but would not hesitate to tell you her thoughts and her beliefs and stand firm by them,” he said, remembering his daughter Sammi Henehan, who died from an overdose earlier this year. “She was [...]

By | 2017-06-16T19:44:46+00:00 July 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Life from death: County officials family organize Addiction Awareness Rally

South Scranton resident Samantha Henehan lived as two different personalities. There was Sammi, the girl who loved horses, dogs, the Philadelphia Eagles, Dave Matthews Band, driving motorcycles and being Irish. Even without a formal education, she showed a talent for the banking industry she was building a career in, earning a $10,000 bonus one year [...]

By | 2017-06-16T18:36:56+00:00 July 10th, 2016|News|0 Comments