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County to host community meeting on opioid settlement funds

Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the nearly $21 million in National Opioid Settlement funds the county will receive at a community meeting on June 24 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Durham County Board of Commissioners Chambers at 200 E. Main Street.

The settlement is part of a $26 billion fund that will provide public services needed to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. Durham County is slated to receive nearly $21 million over the next 18 years.

In 2023, the county hosted an initial community input session and conducted an online survey to discuss funding priorities. Residents identified evidence-based addiction treatment, evidence-based recovery support and recovery support housing as top strategies.

The June 24 session will provide an update on what the county has done in the past year and address its plans for the coming year.

To RSVP for the meeting and to submit questions, residents are asked to email More information is available on the county’s North Carolina Opioid Settlement webpage.

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