ARMOT program fights opioid epidemic in rural Pennsylvania

more critical than ever before, nationally and locally, and that recoverees need access to case management, recovery support, drug and alcohol treatment, and supportive community-based services to prevent these issues from worsening.

“The stigma surrounding recoverees active in their addiction, as well as those in full-time recovery, still exists in our nation,” she said. “We need to treat addiction like the chronic and fatal disease it is, with continued access to treatment, supportive services, and the mindset that this disease is treatable and people do get well.”

All Communities should “consider how they can get involved and make a positive difference for people who struggle with addiction and recovery,” she said. “We all truly have a role to play in this fight against the disease of addiction.”