“Tillamook County is Number One!”
Who doesn’t like to hear that statement about one’s community? There’s that sense of pride, and a feeling of accomplishment. Time for some applause and even a cheer, except when you are at a conference of 150 medical professionals and drug treatment experts, and the topic is the national opioid addiction crisis.
Tillamook County is the worst, with the highest death rate in a state that has the fourth highest overdose rate. While we Oregonians are proud of our innovation and progressive thinking, leading the nation on many challenging issues, Oregon is dead last, at the very bottom, #50, in the availability of drug treatment.
Read more here: tillamookcountypioneer.net/opioid-summit-energizes-community-response/