The Scale of the Crisis

“The epidemic of overdoses and deaths from the abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin has devastated countless families and communities across the country. In August, 2016 alone – as this joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities carried on its work – news reports informed us of 174 overdoses in six days in an Ohio city; 8 overdoses in 70 minutes in a Pennsylvania county and 26 overdoses in 3.5 hours in a West Virginia city.” – From A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis – a joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities

Further Reading About the Opioid Crisis
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