Confronting a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Policymakers to Mitigate the Opioid Epidemic

Ninety-one Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. Not only is the opioid epidemic a public health crisis that tears families apart and ruins lives, but as state and local government leaders know, it puts an incredible burden on government, including law enforcement agencies, justice departments and the foster care system.

There isn’t one off-the-shelf solution to curb the epidemic, but policymakers are taking action to address the crisis and save lives. This handbook details those efforts and outlines other steps policymakers can take to help mitigate the opioid crisis. Download this guide to learn more.

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