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County officials exploring options, best practices in combating opioid epidemic

Northampton Police Officer Justin Hooten, left, and Easthampton Police Officer Justin Malinowski at the Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention event on Jan. 14. (Ted Remsnyder)

PITTSFIELD — Key leaders in Berkshire County’s efforts to fight opioid addiction gathered for a presentation from the Northampton Health Department about that city’s program for post-overdose engagement.

The event, held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, gave the Berkshire Opioid Addiction Prevention Collaborative the chance to hear about the Drug Addiction & Recovery Team (DART) initiative launched by its Hampshire County colleagues, as the Berkshire team explores the best practices in treating overdose victims.

Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington took part in the meeting and noted that her office is weighing a number of models for how to post-overdose engagement.

“I’ve been studying different approaches to bringing harm reduction and a problem-solving approach to our drug problem,” said Harrington.

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