While playing varsity lacrosse for North Hills High School, Bethany Hallam tore both of her ACL’s, one immediately after recovering from the other. At the time, the overdose epidemic was not as well known as it is today. She was over-prescribed Vicodin, and as a result, became addicted to prescription opioids. She began her recovery in 2016, and is fortunate for the support systems that helped make that possible.
Due to her struggles with addiction, she has spent time in our county jail and has temporarily lost her driver’s license. She has seen first-hand the problems in our jail, and she also understands how critical public transit is to so many Allegheny County residents, especially herself. Her background would bring a unique insight to council, and that’s exactly what we need in order to move council forward.