Walker Signs Vukmir Bill Battling Opioid Crisis
"This bill will push back against the destructive opioid crisis."
“This bill will push back against the destructive opioid crisis,” Vukmir said. “The heroin epidemic has caused the deaths of so many Wisconsinites. Law enforcement needs more tools to stop the inflow of drugs in our state.”
The new law provides grants to local law enforcement agencies to expand investigations into high level drug trafficking operations and creates new prosecutor positions to investigate and prosecute drug-traffickers. It also provides funding for preventative programing to at-risk juveniles and medical treatment to addicts prior to release from county jails.
“The two-pronged approach of this bill is key because it will restrict further illegal drugs from entering our state and provide those already battling with addiction greater access to recovery resources,” Vukmir said.
Vukmir is a member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Heroin and Opioid Abuse and has helped pass many of the Heroin & Opioid Prevention and Education bills in her role as Senate Health chairman.
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- City, County Struggle for Solutions to Overdose Deaths - Edgar Mendez - Dec 26th, 2021
- MKE County: County Will Expand Addiction Prevention, Treatment - Graham Kilmer - Dec 23rd, 2021
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- Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded $1.6 million to Combat Opioid Abuse, Expand Access - Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Dec 17th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin to Join the Bloomberg Opioids Overdose Prevention Initiative - Gov. Tony Evers - Nov 10th, 2021
- Baldwin, Smith Call for Continued Support for Opioid Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin - Oct 20th, 2021
- Fake Pills Laced With Fentanyl Fueling Overdoses - Shamane Mills - Oct 4th, 2021
- MKE County: House of Correction Starts Opioid Treatment Program - Edgar Mendez - Sep 24th, 2021
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