Opiate Problems Come to Forefront in Wisconsin
About $5 Million Being Suggested for Opiate Treatment
SUPERIOR, Wis.-The Wisconsin House of Representatives today, worked on passing a bill to expand opiate treatment facilities at a cost of almost $5 million.
The funding could help many different organizations in Superior including the local fire department. They have responded to many opioid overdoses over the years, saving many lives with NARCAN – a drug that reverses an opioid overdose.
“The opioid problem here in Superior is a pretty big problem and anytime we can get more funding from Madison to fight the problem, it’s a good thing,” said Steve Edwards, battalion chief.
The fire department reminds the public, that if you see someone abusing opiates, be sure to call authorities.