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Clark County organizations build recovery support network in response to opioid crisis

It takes a village to fight addiction

By , Columbian staff writer
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Recovery Cafe Clark County member Chris Mackmer, left, enjoys lunch with volunteer Scott Hacker. Recovery Cafe is a community organization that specializes in helping people with addiction recovery. It is part of a collection of local organizations that have banded together to respond to Clark County's opioid crisis.
Recovery Cafe Clark County member Chris Mackmer, left, enjoys lunch with volunteer Scott Hacker. Recovery Cafe is a community organization that specializes in helping people with addiction recovery. It is part of a collection of local organizations that have banded together to respond to Clark County's opioid crisis. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

An explosion of fentanyl addiction and opioid overdoses in Southwest Washington is being met with a collaborative approach that is helping those struggling with addiction and winning praise from addiction counselors.

“Vancouver is building a model that I think that the nation should be taking a look at,” said John Amato, a peer-specialist with Columbia

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