The Dec. 21 article, Marin panel urges stronger response to opioid crisis, calls attention to the recently released grand jury report:  “Opioid Misuse: Strengthening Marin County’s Response,”  revealing an estimated 4400 county residents suffer from opioid use disorder and overdose deaths are rising.  Several laudable county prevention and treatment programs have been created, yet the grand jury urges greater naloxone availability and the exploration of its recommendations for increased recovery coaches and substance use professionals. Board of Supervisors President, Kate Rice, seeing a multi-pronged approach necessary that includes prevention education, coaching, mental health counseling and more.

Marin IJ covers Opioid Misuse report

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