Congratulations to Naxos Neighbors and Marya Lieberman, winners of ND Lucy Institute's $51,000 Next Changemaker Prize

Author: Marya Lieberman

Joanne Cogdell, CEO of harm reduction organization Naxos Neighbors, and her collaborator Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame, were awarded the 2023 Next Changemaker Award from the Lucy Institute for Data and Society. The award of $51,000 will support our efforts to find emerging hazards in street drugs such as fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, xylazine, benzodiazepines, and nitazines.  These superpotent opioids are associated with over 100 fatal overdose per year in this county and cause many other types of harm to people who use drugs, their families and friends, and the entire community.