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Pierce County Opioid Summit

Elected leaders, police, and healthcare pros meet to strategize Pierce County's response to the opioid epidemic.

Stigmatization. It's a big word with an even bigger impact when it comes to Pierce County's piece of the national opioid crisis. At the Pierce County Opioid Summit held earlier this year in February, elected officials, law enforcement, and professionals from the healthcare community came together to stem the tide of new opioid addictions and end the stigmatization of drug addiction that keeps people in the shadows instead of pursuing a path to healthier lives. Tacoma Needle Exchange featured largely in Q13 Fox's coverage of the Summit.