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State releases opioid action plan

After former Gov. Bill Walker’s disaster declaration in February 2017, the Department of Health and Social Services worked with over 20 organizations to put together the recently released 2018-2022 statewide opioid action plan. The six goals identified by DHSS include:

  • Unite to reduce stigma and change social norms surrounding substance misuse and
    addiction
  • Communicate, coordinate and cooperate on substance misuse efforts
  • Reduce the risks of substance misuse and addiction
  • Experience fewer problems associated with drug use
  • Timely access to the screening, referral and treatment services they need
  • Build communities of recovery across Alaska

To read the full report, click here.


Source: npr

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