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September 20, 2022

Primer on Spending Funds from the Opioid Litigation: A Guide for State and Local Decision Makers

It provides background information on each of the nine core abatement strategies described in the settlement agreements with opioid distributors and the opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. These nine core abatement strategies are:

  • Broaden access to naloxone
  • Increase use of medications to treat opioid use disorder
  • Provide treatment and supports during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • Expand services for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
  • Fund warm hand-off programs and recovery services
  • Improve treatment in jails and prisons
  • Enrich prevention strategies
  • Expand harm reduction programs
  • Support data collection and research

By investing in evidence-based programs and services that address areas of need, communities can save lives and address the toll of the opioid epidemic.

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