The following panel was held on March 6 in Washington, D.C. as part of NACo’s 2018 Legislative Conference: Local governments are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 local jurisdictions filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and…Details
Noted journalist and author of ‘Dreamland’, San Quinones sat down with County News at NACo’s 2016 Annual Conference in Long Beach, California for an interview on the history and causes of the opioid abuse crisis.
In countless communities across the nation, abuse of prescription drugs and heroin has reached epidemic levels, leading to unprecedented rates of drug overdoses and related fatalities. As this public health crisis has unfolded, local leaders are formulating effective responses. Much progress has been made on this front, but much work remains to be done. During…Details
Opioid overdoses and deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental death in America. However, city leaders can take some comfort that 2016 closed with several significant successes that should ensure progress on this public health crisis in 2017.
The epidemic of overdoses and deaths from the abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin has devastated countless families and communities across the country. Here’s how local leaders are taking action: