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Rotary Clubs Harness International Connections to Tackle U.S. Opioid Crisis

Article from Rotary by Ryan Hyland

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Rotary club members used support from international partners to help fight opioid addiction. According to Ryan Hyland, "After months of doing research and consulting with health officials, substance abuse experts, educators, and media professionals, they had a plan: a Rotary Foundation global grant project, totaling more than $107,000. The project’s initiatives would support those directly affected by the epidemic, educate communities about preventing and treating opioid addiction, and prevent drug abuse among local young people by training them in leadership skills and healthy decision making."

Read how civic organizations, like Rotary, are finding ways to fight the opioid epidemic in their communities. 

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rotary club, opioids, opioid crisis, civic organizations