Cuyahoga County considers $5 million investment in innovative ways to prevent, treat opioid addiction

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish’s second request to use $10 million in opioid settlement money to help develop innovative ideas for addressing addiction again met resistance on Monday.

Council’s Budget and Finance Committee liked the idea in theory and seemed eager to try new strategies to combat opioid addiction amid the county’s ever-rising drug deaths, but members struggled to overcome the price tag with virtually no guarantee of returns.

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