NC Governor Roy Cooper has just issued a new proclamation officially declaring September as “National Recovery Month” to shine light and support on those struggling with addiction and substance recovery.
“Alcohol and drug addiction are complex public health and public safety issues,” said the Governor in the proclamation. “While we’ve made progress in the fight against this epidemic, we must continue our work to ensure effective treatment is accessible and affordable to help people recover.”
Cooper has already taken many actions to help curb the tide of increased addictions in our state, including signing House Bill 325, the Opioid Epidemic Response Act, as well as implementing the Opioid Action Plan to combat the opioid crisis.
Our state has since seen decreases in opioid dispensing, and we also since received over $54 million in federal funding to provide treatment and combat this crisis.
What else do you think we should do to fight addictions in our state (and particularly the opioid epidemic)?