Opioid Hero of the Month:
Throughout the past year we highlighted various Opioid Heroes of the Month within our county, with many of them still actively working to mitigate the opioid epidemic. We spoke with physicians from specialties such as Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. We talked to clinical leaders and substance use navigators. Time and time again each one of these individuals discussed the impact of the opioid epidemic in their fields, and their motivations for wanting to tackle the issues individuals with substance use disorder struggle with. Many of these inspirational stories emphasized the importance of becoming involved in a meaningful way, yet the path to involvement is not always clear. Below we have listed some information and resources to help you help your community by combating the opioid epidemic.
If you are someone who is interested in getting involved in the efforts against the opioid epidemic, here are some ways to do so: