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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.

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.

October 20, 2022

New data points show how the opioid epidemic has shifted during the COVID-19 years, and give state and local jurisdictions new direction in how to spend the money that they’ll be receiving as part of the opioid litigation.

October 17, 2022

Principle 4 urges states and local governments to address racial equity. But how can they actually do this? We explore one state’s pledge to address the racial disparities in their communities.

October 6, 2022

As the litigation dollars are dispersed, one community-based organization in Maine tells us about their hopes for investment in their area.

September 29, 2022

Substance use experts assessed 14 policies that could help people start and remain in evidence-based treatment programs. Two of these policies were identified as effective, highly implementable, and equitable. Other policies were identified as potentially counterproductive. States should assess these policies and make changes as needed.

September 15, 2022

Rhode Island’s Advisory Committee has moved quickly to get an initial round of projects funded with dollars from the opioid litigation. We spoke with one of the experts on the committee to understand their process, how they’re working with municipalities, and what suggestions they have for other states.