A scary fact: As of early December 2018, there have been more than 1,000 opioid overdoses in Monroe County. Sadly, the year is not over yet.
According to Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter, “There is no greater drug epidemic than the one our community is facing right now. Overdose affects all of us; our families, our neighborhoods, our church communities, our children. We are attacking this crisis head-on with an aggressive approach, including a multi-jurisdictional partnership involving increased manpower, resources, and outreach. The Monroe County Heroin Task Force and Opioid Command Post are committed to responding from every angle within the critical first 24-36 hours of an opioid incident. We can’t afford not to. Lives depend on it.”
Read more about this important effort at:
- Monroe County Announces Opioid Action Plan (WHAM TV)
- August 18, 2018 Opioid Task Force Resource Flyer (English) (Spanish)
Resources for Veterans: Recovery Village