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The Coalition of endorsing organizations is working in partnership to provide updates of what is happening with the litigation, related legislation, and state and local implementation strategies.

December 23, 2022

The recent piece of omnibus legislation passed by Congress contains a number of policies that will make it easier for people with substance use disorders to access treatment. What are the implications for the opioid litigation money?

December 16, 2022

A recent study found that connecting people entering addiction treatment with a primary care provider improved outcomes five years later. Jurisdictions should consider approaches such as this when looking at how to invest money from the opioid litigation.

December 7, 2022

The National Safety Council has developed a suite of programs to help employers support workers with substance use disorders. States and communities may have opportunities to partner with employers with the funds from the opioid litigation.

November 30, 2022

Local jurisdictions face financial challenges in keeping effective programs running. The money from the opioid litigation has the potential to provide needed support to these programs for years. Read how Milwaukee is thinking about how using the funds to sustain existing programs and fill unmet needs.

November 22, 2022

State and local advocates are experts in community needs; their involvement in decisions around spending the money from the opioid litigation is essential to making sure that the money will be used to save the most lives. A new guide provides information on how advocates can build on their existing work and influence the spending of the new dollars.

November 9, 2022

Tranq is being mixed with street opioids; it can cause serious injury and contributes to overdose deaths. Learn more about xylazine, why it’s in the drug supply, and how your jurisdiction can start thinking about the changing nature of the drug supply.

November 1, 2022

Although much of the focus of the opioid litigation money has been on how states will spend the dollars, cities are receiving significant amounts of money too. Read about how Providence, Rhode Island has been approaching this opportunity.

October 28, 2022

You may have heard it called the Fourth Wave or the New Norm; fentanyl saturating the drug market is the new opioid crisis. Find out what it is and how tailored responses can save lives.