• A fire chief in West Virginia helped change her city's approach to the opioid epidemic. Now overdoses in her county are down 40%

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    In a November TEDWomen talk, Huntington, West Virginia fire chief Jan Rader detailed her city's approach to fighting the opioid epidemic .
    West Virginia has the country's highest opioid overdose death rate.
    Huntington opened a clinic specializing in addiction treatment and created a Quick Response Team, whose members visit people who have recently overdosed, offering support.
    In her talk, Rader added that overdoses are down 40% in Cabell County, where Huntington is located.
    Addiction to opioids has caused a surge in fatal drug overdoses all across the country. But in West Virginia, the...
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