Mat-Su Opioid Remediation Needs Assessment
In 2021, it is estimated that more than 106,000 people died of drug overdose in the United States, marking the highest ever recorded annual number of overdose deaths in the nation. This unprecedented overdose crisis, largely driven by opioids, has left no State untouched.
During the next 16 years the Mat-Su Borough will receive a total of $2.3M from a nationwide lawsuit against the companies involved in the legal manufacture and distribution of opioids which significantly contributed to the ongoing opioid epidemic. This settlement money must be spent within the four areas of opioid remediation outlined below. While they are all important, which of these areas do you feel is the greatest need in the Borough?