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Erie County, N.Y.: Opiate Task Force

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    Erie County, N.Y.: Opiate Task Force

    The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force was formed to collaboratively address issues arising from opiate misuse.

    About the Series

    This series of briefs highlights innovations happening in Erie County, New York, the site of a recent peer exchange for the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) grantees. Erie County was selected as the site of this peer exchange due to its comprehensive and collaborative approach to addressing the opioid crisis.

    Opiate Task Force

    The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force was formed to collaboratively address issues arising from opiate misuse.

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    Opiate Court and Probation

    The Erie County Opiate Court and Erie County were created to provide alternatives to incarceration and connections to community-based treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.

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    Peer Navigators

    Erie County Peer Navigators are used to facilitate connections to treatment in various parts of the county’s opiate response.

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    Rapid Access to Treatment

    Erie County provides a number of services to expedite referrals to treatment.

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    Law Enforcement and Public Health

    Erie County works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to train first responders on recognizing opiate overdoses.

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    The Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force was formed to collaboratively address issues arising from opiate misuse.
    2020-10-30
    County Examples
    2020-10-30

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