LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Pennsylvania is facing a growing addiction crisis, that’s the word today from the Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Secretary Jen Smith met today with Lackawanna County officials about the problem and possible solutions.

Northeastern Pennsylvania is seeing a growing number of opioid related overdose deaths.

Tonight on Eyewitness News: What’s being done to address the issue and how the problem is impacting our communities.