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She said she'll assess possible changes and determine her next steps with other county officials.
"If the numbers are going up, then she needs to come up with new strategies to address that," said Don Gould, R-Shorewood, who chairs the public health and safety committee. "And the committee will support her in that."
Overall, Burke said, there is still a need for more treatment services for those with a substance use disorder.
She identified a particularly dangerous "high risk window" for users in recovery: the two weeks after they're either released from incarceration or from residential treatment. Burke said she'll work with the sheriff's and coroner's offices, as well as Stepping Stones Treatment Center, on how to address this challenge.
"Recovery happens throughout your lifetime," she said. "We have to have those services in our community so that people don't fall off the wagon, so to speak."