Call to Action: Louisville Heroin and Opioid Response Summit, Report and Recommendations [open pdf - 2MB]
"The heroin and opioid crisis ravaging Louisville is a crisis of addiction - a condition described by medical and treatment professionals as a substance use disorder. Untreated substance use disorders are causing overdoses, overdose deaths, family pain and dysfunction, property crime, violent crime, jail overcrowding, loss of economic productivity, and overtaxing of public resources and healthcare systems. Arguably, the heroin and opioid crisis is Louisville's most significant public safety and public health crisis: we lose almost three times more residents to overdose than we do to homicide. [...] With assistance from our working groups, we selected panelists to represent the various response sectors in Louisville. During multiple panel preparation meetings, we collaborated to identify the most important information to be shared at the Summit, information about area impacts, programs, initiatives, needs and shortfalls."
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