NACo Publishes New Resources in Opioid Solutions Center

Of the $53 billion in national opioid settlements finalized to date, more than one third (38 percent) will be distributed directly to county governments. To help counties maximize the impact of this unique funding source, NACo is summarizing the evidence behind a subset of eligible expenditures that are high impact and often under county authority.

The latest strategy brief topics include:

Youth-focused prevention, including strategies to reduce the number of youth who begin using substances and reduce risks among young people who use drugs.
Linkage to care across county systems, such as hospitals, jails, health departments, social service agencies and schools.
Warm hand-off programs, which can improve treatment engagement by offering a compassionate accompaniment to care.