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PRESS RELEASE June 21, 2018Contact: Connie Conway(631) 702-1743
After 8 months of meetings, public forums data gathering the Southampton Town Opioid Addiction Task Force is making a number of recommendations to address the Opioid Crisis in the Town and on Eastern Long Island. The Task Force was created in October 2017 when the number of opioid deaths were rising. There were 19 deaths in 2017, almost 4 times the number from the year before.
The Task force is made up 42 people from the community and includes medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officials and people in recovery.
Some of the recommendations include:
Now that the 1st phase of this effort is completed, the Town Board will review the recommendations presented and evaluate which of them can be effectively implemented.
Task Force Recommendations Slide Show