Counties team up to battle opioid epidemic


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    In Columbia and Greene counties, they are working on a new plan to battle the opioid epidemic.

    The official title for the new position is Addiction Recovery Coordinator.

    The two counties have combined resources to make the joint hiring. A key role for the new coordinator is to foster communication and create broader public education about the problem.

    Greene County ranks fourth in the state when it comes to the highest rate of opioid overdoses.

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