Programmatic funds to implement a comprehensive plan to combat substance misuse and opioid addiction in one of the most rural counties in the state. The deaths of several young people in Hyde County from opioid overdoses sparked the community to develop a strategic plan for reducing addiction rates that included the formation of a stakeholder task force and hosting public meetings. Residents settled on a three-part response that includes implementation of an evidence-based prevention program in the schools, increasing treatment options for people suffering from addiction, and employing harm reduction strategies. Trust funds, along with county appropriations, would cover costs for a social worker and a patient navigator along with some supplies and telepsychiatry services.
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