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