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    The article, “How One Rural California County Went From The State’s Highest Rate of Opioid Deaths To Zero” explains how Plumas County was able to overcome behavioral stigmas and environmental barriers to eli

    How One Rural California County Went From The State's Highest Rate of Opioid Deaths To Zero

    The article, “How One Rural California County Went From The State's Highest Rate of Opioid Deaths To Zero” explains how Plumas County was able to overcome behavioral stigmas and environmental barriers to eliminate deaths by overdose with the help...

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    • Dear Viviana,

      I am intrigued by your post because you thoroughly provided us, the readers, insight into how a specific opioid-related problem was solved. Normally, when we think of the opioid crisis, we think of the problem as being too large to fix completely, as there are a multitude of factors and circumstances that influence the problem.

      One thing you said that stands out for me is “Counties that join their coalitions together could help provide more help to their residents by increasing the access to resources. The aid these coalitions provide depend on the specific problem they are trying to solve.” I think this is interesting because it emphasizes the need for customized solutions to the opioid crisis, as there are many factors that influence the severity of the crisis in different regions.

      Your post reminds me of a time in which I read in article that said that the state of Utah’s leading cause for death for children is suicide. The article that I read parallels with your post because it tries to pinpoint specific reasons why Utah has a severe issue with adolescent suicide rates compared to other states. The state is now trying to customize its preventative measures for suicide with state-specific factors, such as the influence that the evident presence of religion may have on children in the state and how it may ultimately affect suicide rates in youth.

      Thank you for your project. I look forward to seeing what you will write next because you handled such a complex problem well by discussing one specific example of how a Plumas County, California approached the issue to the best of their ability by customizing its solution. This level of customization towards tackling a large problem is an excellent way to approach all complex problems, not just the opioid crisis.

      Sarah

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    In the article “Narcan may be doing more harm than good” Bob Bodnar expresses his concerns over the usage of Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses. In the article Bodnar explains how people who are res

    Narcan may be doing more harm than good

    In the article “Narcan may be doing more harm than good” Bob Bodnar expresses his concerns over the usage of Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses. In the article Bodnar explains how people who are resuscitated using Narcan are upset...

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    The article “Baltimore Explored a Bold Solution to Fight Heroin Addiction” documents the efforts of Doctor Leana S. Wen, a former doctor at George Washington Hospital in Washington D.C and current city health com

    Baltimore Explored a Bold Solution to Fight Heroin Addiction

    The article “Baltimore Explored a Bold Solution to Fight Heroin Addiction” documents the efforts of Doctor Leana S. Wen, a former doctor at George Washington Hospital in Washington D.C and current city health commissioner, to improve the situation of...

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  • This is such an interesting topic. I absolutely think that cities should be more involved in getting people to be more active in their everyday lives. As you mentioned many challenges arrive when you think about public safely. Cities should be aware of these risks and work to find solutions that benefit everybody. Your solution of building more…Read More

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    Dear Tigist,
    This sounds like such an interesting book, and I look forward to reading it in the future. This book reminds me a lot of I book I read late last year. The book is called Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle. In his book he speaks of his nonprofit organization Homeboy Industries where he has helped rehabilitate thousands of gang members.…Read More

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