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Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project

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The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project, which brings local community organizations together to end the opioid crisis, hosted a summit on Tuesday in Ann Arbor.  The group says this is a crisis that continues to affect people of all ages and backgrounds.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan attended the summit and has the story. 


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project hosted a summit Monday night to address the growing opioid crisis in our area.  Over 100 people attended the summit at the Lawrence Morris Building at Washtenaw Community College.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


Strategic Plan To Address Heroin Problem

May 26, 2014
washtenawhealthinitiative.org

The Washtenaw Health Initiative Opioid Project is bringing experts together from law enforcement, substance abuse treatment and other areas to develop a strategic plan to fight the growing problem of heroin and prescription drug abuse.

Heroin deaths in Washtenaw County doubled between 2012 and 2013. 

The strategic plan will address the issue on several fronts: prevention, treatment, community education, public policy, and law enforcement, among others.

The plan should be ready for implementation this summer.

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