Recovery

In October 2021, Senator Kane celebrated 38 years sober. As a state Senator, Senator Kane has advocated for individuals in recovery, hosted policy hearings on challenges facing the recovery community, and shared information about essential resources.

Addiction Resource Fair

On Thursday, September 30, Senator Kane hosted an Addiction Resource Fair. Local organizations provided resources for folks struggling with addiction and information about treatment options. 

 

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PA Team Sharing on Recovery Awareness Month

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PA Team Sharing on Recovery Awareness Month

Good Samaritan Law

Secretary Jennifer Smith Joins Senator Kane, Delaware County Officials to Highlight Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law

Media, PA – December 7, 2021 − Today, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) Secretary Jennifer Smith joined Senator Kane, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, Representative Craig Williams, and representatives from Delaware County agencies and treatment centers for a press conference highlighting the importance of Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law.

Overdoses have increased dramatically; 2020 saw a 30% rise in overdose deaths compared to 2019. Pennsylvania currently ranks as the state with the eighth most drug overdose deaths per capita. In 2020, over 5,000 Pennsylvanians lost their lived to drug overdoses. Raising awareness of Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan Law has life-saving implications.

“Over the past year, I have met with constituents to talk about the opioid crisis. I have spoken to parents who have lost children, parents who have an empty seat at the table for the rest of their lives. And I’ve met with parents who lost children to preventable deaths. In overdoses, a few minutes can make the difference between saving a life and losing a loved one. The Good Samaritan Law can create that life-saving window,” said Senator John Kane.

National Recovery Month Rally


PA marked International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the state Capitol on August 31, 2021. Sen. John Kane addressed parents, individuals in recovery, state lawmakers, and those with the Pennsylvania Chapter of Team Sharing in remembering those who have died, and acknowledging the grief of family and friends left behind.

Later in the evening, Senators John Kane and Tim Kearney hosted an Overdose Awareness Day Vigil with Delaware County Council, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon. The vigil honored lives lost to overdoses.

Senator Kane and Senator Kearney have introduced a Senate Resolution designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.

2022 Overdose Awareness Day

PA marked International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the state Capitol on August 31, 2022. Sen. John Kane addressed parents, individuals in recovery, state lawmakers, and those with the Pennsylvania Chapter of Team Sharing in remembering those who have died, and acknowledging the grief of family and friends left behind.

Later in the evening, Senators John Kane and Tim Kearney hosted an Overdose Awareness Day Vigil with Delaware County Council, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon and Delaware County Sheriff Jerry Sanders. The vigil was set to bring awareness to the opioid addiction epidemic, help end the stigma of drug addiction, and honor the lives lost to overdoses.

Senator Kane and Senator Kearney have introduced a Senate Resolution designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.  

2021 Overdose Awareness Day


PA marked International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the state Capitol on August 31, 2021. Sen. John Kane addressed parents, individuals in recovery, state lawmakers, and those with the Pennsylvania Chapter of Team Sharing in remembering those who have died, and acknowledging the grief of family and friends left behind.

Later in the evening, Senators John Kane and Tim Kearney hosted an Overdose Awareness Day Vigil with Delaware County Council, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer, and Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon. The vigil honored lives lost to overdoses.

Senator Kane and Senator Kearney have introduced a Senate Resolution designating August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.

Overdose Awareness Day at the Pennsylvania Capitol


Overdose Candlelight Vigil


Recovery In the News

Overdose candlelight vigil brings overdoses out of the darkness

Overdose candlelight vigil brings overdoses out of the darkness

MEDIA – A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse Tuesday evening to honor the lives lost to overdoses. Drug overdoses killed a record number of Americans in 2020, jumping by nearly 30%. More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose...

Overdose Awareness Day In PA

Overdose Awareness Day In PA

HARRISBURG – PA marked International Overdose Awareness Day on the steps of the state Capitol today. Sen. John Kane of Chester & Delaware Counties addressed a gathering of the world’s largest campaign to end overdoses, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the...

Overdose Awareness Day

Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness day, the world’s largest campaign to end overdose, remember those that died, and raise awareness about preventing overdoses. In Harrisburg, State Senator John Kane said that the Pandemic had accelerated the number of...