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05-27-2017, 01:54 PM
Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

"When it is the counselors at the halfway house who are overdosing and dying, that makes this a frightening and sobering experience for everyone," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan, according to CBS Philadelphia. "Opioids are a monster that is slowly consuming our population."

Emergency responders were called to Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge on Sunday afternoon after residents found the counselors unresponsive in separate bedrooms


05-30-2017, 09:43 AM
1. Most addiction counselors are in recovery themselves. It's why most of them are pretty good at their jobs-they've been there. It's hard for clients to pull one over on them.

2. I'm really surprised that employees weren't being drug tested at the program.