Walt Maddox on Drugs
Substance abuse should have its own cabinet-level officer
Alabama has been hit hard with opioid abuse and addiction. Our state has the highest rate of prescription opioid use in the nation, and it's well established that legitimate use of opioid medication is a leading cause of opioid abuse. One of my first
steps to fight this crisis will be to separate substance abuse out from under the Dept of Mental Health. We need a cabinet level officer who answers directly to the Governor while continuing to coordinate drug policy with mental health resources.
Source: 2018 Alabama gubernatorial campaign website WaltMaddox.com
, Jul 4, 2018
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