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Santa Clara County gets windfall from opioid settlement (San Jose Spotlight)

Bill Wilson Center CEO Josh Selo was interviewed by the San Jose Spotlight on this topic:

Santa Clara County is flush with millions of dollars from a nationwide opioid settlement. But how to spend it is still up for debate.

Local health officials received $5.8 million from the first installment, with the potential for up to $48 million over the next 18 years. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors wants to focus these initial dollars on teens and young adults ages 15-30 and unanimously approved the funding last week. Some in the community want to see those dollars more widely distributed for the expansion of chemical dependency facilities, in addition to education, prevention and treatment. (READ THE FULL ARTICLE)