Pills
Pills

Opioid Crisis

Recent

  • CitiesSpeak

Through new approaches, community outreach and education, and even legal action, municipal governments are continuing to lead the most comprehensive efforts to date in the battle against widespread opioid addiction.…

photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
photo - Local Governments Continue to Fight the Opioid Crisis
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2017 — Last night, President Trump signed an executive order that establishes his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will serve as the chair of the commission,…

The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Research Report

As the opioid epidemic has taken hold, city and county leaders are taking action. The number and scope of programs in place are a testament to the problem-solving skills of local officials. With both determination and imagination, local leaders…

Opioid action image
Opioid action image
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities across the country are increasingly affected by the opioid crisis. Here's our comprehensive roundup of the programs supported by NLC and the Obama Administration in fighting prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Responding to record…

opioid image
opioid image
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC's Jim Brooks shares an insightful and personal account of his recent trip to Kentucky with the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic.

How do you take stock of human tragedy? Maybe it is wrong even to try. In a world…

clinic
clinic
  • CitiesSpeak

Our new weekly roundup of the latest reading materials filtered through an urban affairs lens.

Uber announced it will begin using self-driving cars, such as this modified Volvo XC90, in Pittsburgh this month.

Austin, Texas ends…

SUV
SUV

Tours Northern Kentucky correction and treatment centers, prepares to issue report

WASHINGTON — Continuing its work to battle the devastating toll of opioid abuse across the country, the National City-County…

  • CitiesSpeak

For years, modern medicine has treated patients’ pain with a type of medication that has ultimately proven to establish and drive addiction.

Despite his immense wealth and access to the best doctors and healthcare options…

prince
prince