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Brown County Announces Plan for Opioid Settlement Funds

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February 24, 2023

BROWN COUNTY – The Brown County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that outlines funds for how the opioid settlement – known as The Opioid Action Plan – will be allocated.

The plan – which was formed in collaboration between the county’s Health and Human Services Department and the Sheriff’s Office – features a four-pronged approach that focuses on areas of prevention, treatment, recovery and enforcement.

Board Chair Patrick Buckley said the funds will be invested over a 10-year period, which will include hiring a clinical professional with disciplines in mental health treatment and addiction, disbursing a grant for local non-hospital detox services and offering sober living support and case management for 10-12 new clients.

Buckley said the proposal will be reviewed annually.

“These funds provide Brown County a unique opportunity to explore new approaches to address this serious issue and help save the lives of family members, friends and neighbors,” he said.

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