Opioid Crisis Exit Strategies Must Include Overdose Prevention Centers

August 31st is National Overdose Awareness Day. Last year, more than 68,000 Americans died after experiencing a drug overdose.

Law Enforcement Action Partnership speakers recently signed a legal brief — alongside more than sixty other police chiefs, sheriffs, and district attorneys — to show our support for overdose prevention centers (OPCs). These sites are reducing overdose deaths, bringing people into recovery, and saving public resources in nearly 100 facilities around the world. Despite their proven success, there isn’t a single one in the US.

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