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Service Gaps Identified in Heroin/Opiate Epidemic Battle

The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) has identified four priority areas to help in the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic. COAT Steering Committee members received an update today on the progress made and what gaps are still pending. Over 259 people from Montgomery County and surrounding areas died from heroin and/or opiates last year.

The priority areas identified were:

  • Access to services and insufficient services
  • Medical detoxification
  • Jail re-entry linkage
  • Transitional and recovery housing

Other future COAT action items include expanding naloxone distribution, expand treatment bed capacity and explore grant opportunities. Currently there are two federal grant opportunities to assist local communities in addressing the epidemic. The state would then disperse the dollars based upon the density of the epidemic in each county to local Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services and Public Health Boards.