The State of Virginia has announced a new initiative to combat the opioid addiction crisis that has been plaguing the state for years.
The State’s Department of Health is investing nearly $2 million in a Virginia-based non-profit called Caroline Clinic.
The aim of this investment is to expand the reach of opioid addiction treatment throughout the state.
Under this new initiative, patients will be quickly connected with treatment based on the severity of their symptoms.
They will also be provided with follow-up care to ensure that they receive the ongoing support they need to overcome their addiction.
The opioid crisis has been a significant public health issue in Virginia and across the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Virginia experienced 1,626 opioid overdose deaths in 2020.
The state government has been working to address this crisis by investing in programs that provide education, prevention, and treatment services.
The investment in Caroline Clinic is the latest effort by the state government to combat the opioid crisis.
It is hoped that this new initiative will help to save lives and provide much-needed support to those struggling with addiction in Virginia.