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Malory Shaughnessy, executive director of the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, a nonprofit group, said she’s pleased to see the increase and other improvements in the Opioid Health Homes program. But she noted that critics pointed out the flaws in the Opioid Health Homes model in 2017, and state officials were slow to react.
“We told them these same things nearly two years ago,” Shaughnessy said. “It’s unfortunate that we’ve had 600 to 700 deaths since then, and devastating for the families.”