Governor Elect Ralph Northam

In response to the drug epidemic in Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam created a Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.  This Task Force recommended the development of an informational website that would serve as a resource for all Virginians in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse throughout the Commonwealth. “Drug overdose deaths in Virginia continue to rise, and opioids and heroin are responsible for the majority of those deaths. As a physician, I recognize that we can’t stand by when we have a public health crisis of this nature taking the lives of too many Virginians and devastating our families and communities. I’m committed to working with you to prevent more of these deaths and create avenues to treatment and recovery for people who have the disease of addiction. Together, we can curb the crisis.”