Anchorage to establish task force to fight opioid epidemic
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 10:44 PM AKDT
To address the rising incidences of opioid abuse in Alaska, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued a press release Tuesday to say that his administration is establishing a task force with a goal to focus on prevention strategies, substance misuse treatment, overdose intervention, and criminal justice system involvement.
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