York Opioid Collaborative names new director

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A group fighting the opioid crisis in York County has named a new executive director. 

The York Opioid Collaborative named Brittany Shutz for the position. 

The collaborative was formed in 2016 to reduce the number of opioid deaths in York County. 

Members help with the prevention, rescue, treatment, and recovery efforts. 

They also assist families that have been affected by the crisis. 

So far this year, there have been 21 overdose deaths in York. 

Shutz says her goal is to keep those numbers on the decline. 

“Addiction is a complex disease, so its going to take a complex approach to fixing it. It has to be done at many different levels, state, county, communities, individuals,” said Shutz. 

She previously worked in the Drug Treatment Court Program with the York and Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission. 

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