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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Opioid Crisis


In 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency and announced a 5-point strategy to combat the opioid crisis because of the increased prescription of opioid medications that led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non-prescription opioids before it became clear that these medications could indeed be highly addictive. Visit for more information on this. If you are interested in helping combat this crisis locally, get involved with the Lenawee Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition at


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