San Francisco budget targets opioid epidemic

several other initiatives geared toward mitigating the effects of the opioid epidemic around the city. One program that will receive funding under the budget involves establishing outreach teams that will take to the streets, working to ensure that drug paraphernalia is not left in the open and that people are not engaging in substance abuse in public.

In his statement, the mayor highlighted that public drug use is a problem for everyone involved, from the person taking part in public use to those who might witness. Taken in its aggregate, the programs expanded or introduced by the proposed budget aim to get drugs off the streets, while enhancing enhance efforts to provide those in need with access to addiction recovery programs.