Haslam Debuts $30 Million Plan to Fight Opioid Crisis - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 22, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam today unveiled a comprehensive $30 million proposal to combat the opioid epidemic in the state, The Tennessean reports. The plan will consist of three main components: treatment, prevention and law enforcement. The largest portion — $25 million — will go towards paying for treatment and recovery programs, including supplying emergency rooms with specialists and addiction-fighting drugs. The plan also provides for education for children, adding 25 agents to the TBI and adding more than 500 beds to the prison system while expanding treatment services.