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FINDING HOPE: Governor's Opioid Task Force meets for the first time

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FINDING HOPE: Governor's Opioid Task Force meets for the first time

LITTLE'S OPIOID ANDSUBSTANCE USEDISORDER ADVISORYGROUP MET FOR THEFIRST TIME SINCESIGNING HISEXECUTIVE ORDERBACK IN JUNE.FRANKIE KATAFIASHAS MORE FROM THEMEETING INTONIGHT'S FINDINGHOPE.FOR ALMOST 6HOURS, GOVERNORLITTLE'S TASK FORCESPENT TIMEADDRESSING DRUGSTRENDS, HEALTHIMPACTS AND THEHISTORYSURROUNDING THEOPIOID CRISIS HEREIN IDAHO.THEIRHOPE TOEVENTUALLY PUT ANEND TO ITWE DON'T HAVE THEOPIOID PROBLEMSWE SEE AROUND THECOUNTRY BUT IT ISSOMETHING WE NEEDTO DEAL WITH ANDTHAT WE DO SEETRENDING UPWARD.IDAHO STATE POLICECAPTAIN RUSSWHEATLEY WAS ONEOF THE SPEAKERS ATTHE OPIOID ANDSUBSTANCE USEDISORDER ADVISORYGROUP.

HE WASTHERE TO SPEAK ONBEHALF OF THEDRUG TRENDS INIDAHOI THINK THAT WITHINIDAHO,METHAMPHETAMINEIS STILL KING WESTILL BATTLEMETHAMPHETAMINE,METHAMPHETAMINEUSE, ANDTRAFFICKING.BACK IN JUNE,GOVERNOR LITTLESIGNED ANEXECUTIVE ORDERTO TACKLE THEOPIOID CRISISACROSS THE STATE.A CAUSE HE IS VERYPASSIONATE ABOUTTHE EDUCATION, THEKNOWLEDGE,PRESCRIPTIONMANAGEMENT, HADWE DONE THOSETHINGS EARLIER.THE PROSECUTORS,THE COURTSWOULDN'T BE SUCHBUSY PEOPLE ANDTHE PEOPLE THATARE PROVIDINGSOCIAL SERVICES TOOUR CHILDRENWOULDN'T BE SOBUSY.I'D LIKE TO MOVE THISPROBLEM FROMGETTING INTO THEMORE EXPENSIVE,LIFE-THREATENING,LIFE-ALTERING STAGETO EARLY ON WHENWE CAN REALLY DOSOMETHING ABOUT ITGOVERNOR LITTLE'SADVISORY PANELCONSISTS OF 21MEMBERS EACH WITHA VESTED INTERESTIN CREATING ASUSTAINABLESOLUTIONI LOOK FORWARD TOUS HAVING A VERYCONCRETE PLANTHE ADVISORYGROUP WILL MEETEVERY OTHERMONTH AND TRAVELACROSS THE STATETO GATHERSOLUTIONS ANDSUGGESTIONS TOSHARE WITH THEGOVERNOR OVERTHE NEXT 18MONTHS.

IN BOISEFRANKIE KATAFIAS 6ON YOUR SIDE.




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