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Governor’s Weekly Message: Finding Solutions to Address the Addiction Epidemic

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014




(Dover, DE) – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the importance of addressing the addiction epidemic in Delaware through education and prevention, as well as treatment and recovery programs.

“It’s an issue that has long gone unaddressed because of an insensitive stigma that characterizes victims more as criminals who must be punished rather than as people with a disease that can be treated,” said Governor Markell. “When we de-stigmatize addiction and treat it the way we would other chronic diseases, we’ll save lives, and the men and women we help will keep Delaware moving forward.”
Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/2aeiYat9gbU
Delaware.Gov: http://governor.delaware.gov/podcast_video.shtml
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Governor’s Weekly Message: Finding Solutions to Address the Addiction Epidemic

Former Governor Jack Markell (2009-2017) | News | Date Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014




(Dover, DE) – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlights the importance of addressing the addiction epidemic in Delaware through education and prevention, as well as treatment and recovery programs.

“It’s an issue that has long gone unaddressed because of an insensitive stigma that characterizes victims more as criminals who must be punished rather than as people with a disease that can be treated,” said Governor Markell. “When we de-stigmatize addiction and treat it the way we would other chronic diseases, we’ll save lives, and the men and women we help will keep Delaware moving forward.”
Every week, the Governor’s office releases a new Weekly Message in video, audio, and transcript form. The message is available on:

YouTube: http://youtu.be/2aeiYat9gbU
Delaware.Gov: http://governor.delaware.gov/podcast_video.shtml
By email: Please contact our press team to subscribe to our press list
Facebook: www.facebook.com/governormarkell
Twitter: www.twitter.com/governormarkell

Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: Finding Solutions to Address the Addiction Epidemic

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