A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

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A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis

A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.

Several of the recommendations are accompanied by existing local practices from cities and counties. The report also includes recommendations for state and federal officials, who are pivotal partners in local efforts to combat opioid misuse, diversion, overdose and death.

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NASADAD releases opioids fact sheet

In January 2018, the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) released a fact sheet on opioids featuring up-to-date data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The brief highlights the importance of patients’ access to a continuum of care…

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County News: White House unveils strategy to fight opioid abuse

The White House’s follow-up salvo in the fight against opioid misuse, dubbed the “Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand,” features a three-pronged strategy to address the nation’s opioid epidemic. The initiative focuses on reducing demand and over-prescription of opioids; cutting off supply of illicit drugs; and expanding treatment options for…

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