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May 08

Fighting Drug Addiction and Promoting Opportunities for Those with Disabilities in Missouri

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – Drug abuse has been a problem in our society for decades but we’re seeing more news about heroin and opioid abuse in recent years.

Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Mark Stringer says we need more substance abuse counselors in the state. That shortage, he says, is keeping recovery options away from those who desperately need it. Find out what he hopes we can change.

Also, Paraquad President/CEO Aimee Wehmeier discusses what both government and the private sector can do to support opportunities for those with disabilities. She says that affects everyone in the state. Find out why.

On the web:

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Paraquad

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