Source: Rotary.org  Article by Ryan Hyland
 
Lana K. Rouff, a member of the Rotary Club of Binghamton, New York, USA, knew she had to do something after attending the funeral of a young man who died of an opioid overdose. After months of doing research and consulting with health officials, substance abuse experts, educators, and media professionals, they had a plan: a Rotary Foundation global grant project, totaling more than $107,000. 
 

Rouff again turned to Rotary's 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs around the world. She found the support they needed. A Rotary club in Mexico was the first to volunteer, and then Rotary clubs in Canada and India agreed to help, too.  the opioid crisis isn’t confined to the U.S.; provinces in Canada are also affected. Opioid-related overdoses killed 9,000 Canadians from 2016 to 2018. These overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Canadians ages 30-39. 

To read the entire article: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-clubs-come-together-fight-opioid-epidemic