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Opioid crisis leads to new strategy

Columbia County officials will consider creating a new position to help marry what the Twin Counties offer to help people with substance abuse disorders at the next county Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday as the opioid epidemic persists.

Greene and Columbia counties are touting their efforts to collectively tackle the opioid epidemic, saying a lot is being done, but the counties still lack residential rehabilitation and detoxification services.

The Board of Supervisors will consider changes Wednesday to its contract with the local nonprofit Twin County Recovery Services, Inc., to create a new coordinator position to help people navigate the vast number of addiction recovery services both Columbia and Greene counties offer.

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