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State Website Aims to Help People Understand Opioid Addiction

The Iowa Attorney General’s office is launching a website for anyone looking for help with what’s being called “opioid use disorder.” Lynn Hicks, a spokesman for the AG’s office, says the site also provides general information about opioid addiction in an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding the illness.

A state report says 258 Iowans died of opioid overdoses last year. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says the website will direct Iowans to resources in their area while educating the public about the addiction.

The website is: Iowa expects to receive more than $170 million from settlements with opioid manufacturers in the next 18 years, money that will be divided between state and local governments.


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