(Community Matters 70) Number 2 Statewide in Opioid ODs: How the Calhoun County Opioid Coalition is Trying to Help

Calhoun County is second only to Wayne County in Michigan when it comes to opioid overdose deaths.

Dawn Smith, executive director of the Substance Abuse Council in Battle Creek, joins Community Matters to talk about participation with other partners in the Calhoun County Opioid Coalition – a group of on-the-ground folks trying to save lives.

Episode Resources
Calhoun County Health Department Opioid Informational website
Calhoun County information on opioid settlement funds
Substance Abuse Council Battle Creek website
FOX 17: Group overdose in Battle Creek prompts urgent call for opioid readiness

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and a production of Livemic Communications.