Alexandria Opioid Work Group

City staff and community partners are working together to respond locally to the effects of the opioid crisis through the Opioid Work Group, comprised of representatives from a range of city services.

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Opioid Work Group

Multidimensional ApproachCity staff and community partners are working together to respond locally to the effects of the opioid crisis through the Opioid Work Group. Formed in 2015, Work Group is comprised of representatives from a range of city services that takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking the crisis.The Work Group collects and shares data, is working to understand the scope of the problem and design strategies to address the crisis.  In July 2017, they drafted an initial list of priorities to address opioid misuse and overdose deaths in the city. Mirroring the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis plan, this initial plan is holistic, system-wide and focuses on five key areas: 

  • Opioid addiction prevention and education
  • Opioid addiction treatment
  • Overdose response and recovery
  • Diversion of people with addiction into treatment
  • Supply reduction and law enforcement strategies

Opioid Work Group Partners

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