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Read this article https://www.wivb.com/news/police-use-new-program-to-track-overdoses-and-offer-treatment/

This is one example of a local policy that has been implemented to respond to the opioid crisis.

Search the internet for 2 more policies that deal with Narcan/opioid overdose responses.

Search the internet for negative responses to Narcan/opioid dependence programs/ideas (these could be protests against clinic openings, “not in my backyard” arguments)

For the policies that you found write a brief reaction paper (1.5-2 pages) discussing:

Are these good ideas? Why/why not?

What is the population that the policy is designed to help?

Is any data presented that backs up the need for the program (what is it)?

Is it important that this population is helped?

Should Narcan be freely available? Why/why not?

For the negative responses: is any data presented that backs up the negative complaints?

Do the naysayers have a point/solid argument why these programs should not be allowed?

What is their argument?

OPINION: What do you think about the policies that you found?

Include a reference list with links to the news articles that you found.


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