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Non-Law Enforcement Responses to the Opioid Crisis

This article also highlights programs that exemplify deflection initiatives that enable fire and EMS personnel to go beyond naloxone administration and reliance on emergency departments and to actively link individuals to treatment and services. Deflection programs offer a promising alternative to traditional justice system responses and demonstrate that a  collaborative approach involving community-based organizations can create pathways to treatment and recovery.

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November 2, 2021

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