Non-profit educates about opioid epidemic through entertainment

WILKES-BARRE (WOLF) -- People in Wilkes-Barre learned about the opioid epidemic in a new way Tuesday night.

Geisinger Health Plan is teaming up with DJ Choices, a non-profit geared towards students that raises opioid awareness through entertainment.

The presentation held at Holy Redeemer High School features lights, modern music, and videos from those affected by the epidemic – and 40 vendors including local volunteer organizations and recovery and treatment centers.

“Every school we’ve gone into has had the same profound effect and that is students inevitably come up to the student assistance team, the SAP team, and they either say I have a friend who’s addicted, I have a parent who’s addicted or I am addicted and I need help,” Jennifer Rempe, a board member of DJ Choices, said.

The next presentation in Wilkes-Barre is scheduled on April 26 at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center.

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