UAIC Opiod Settlement Funds: Expanded Services Coming Soon to Chapa-De!

An Excerpt from Chapa-De News: May 2024

Lawyers representing American Indian Tribal nations successfully filed suits against numerous companies involved in the manufacturing and sale of opioids in the United States. These actions by pharmaceutical companies caused a decades-long opioid crisis that we are still feeling today. The lawsuits claim that opioid manufacturers, distributors, and retailers knew that opioids are more addictive than they previously reported. They successfully showed this caused increased addiction and harm to tribal members and communities.

As part of settlements reached in 2022, the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) received over $1.3 million and has elected to give the funds to Chapa-De. We will invest these dollars in combating the opioid crisis in our communities. We are deeply honored to receive this additional funding to enhance our substance use disorder and harm reduction programs.

If you or a loved one would like help stopping or cutting back on using substances, please call us. The Chapa-De Substance Use Disorder Team is available to offer non-judgmental support and information. We also have free fentanyl test strips and Narcan (overdose reversal medication) available for community members.

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