Mayor Seeks Partnership To Fight Drugs

Springfield officials are continuing  to combat the opioid crisis in the city. 

 Mayor Domenic Sarno held a  meeting yesterday with representatives of law enforcement, the city's  health and human services commissioner, the governor's office, eastern  Massachusetts-based Column Health, Mercy and Saint Francis hospitals,  and a local citizens council to develop a plan.  

Sarno says he's hopeful  the city can pursue a public-private partnership to attack the crisis  and says police efforts must be supplemented with "wrap around services"  of health, mental health, and recovery coaches and treatment aspects.

(picture with thanks iStockphoto)

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