Commissioners agree to bolster opioid crisis fight

The Stokes News — September 16, 2020
Those diagnosed with substance use disorder (SUD) have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world has locked down to stop the virus from spreading, countless Americans with SUD have faced an uphill battle. Many are left unemployed or in stressful home environments that could lead to relapse.

In June 2020, Stokes County "was first for overdoses and second for hospital emergency rooms in North Carolina." In response, the Stokes County Commissioners have "approved the hiring of an additional person for the Department of Social Services (DSS) who will help focus on the ongoing opioid crisis."

In this article describing the recent DSS staff approval, Cardinal Innovations' Reid Thornburg explains why this is a step in the right direction.

Read the full article on The Stokes News.

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