The Governor and first lady have taken on a strong platform of addressing the state’s opioid epidemic.
To learn how they can be a part of solutions in preventing substance abuse, they’re inviting the public to attend “A day for prevention” on April 11th.
The goal of the day is to engage communities and strengthen substance abuse prevention efforts across North Dakota.
The human services department says event 1 dollar invested in prevention can save an average of 64 dollars.
And by putting in the resources now, it’s a problem that can come closer to a resolution.
Laura Anderson; Behavioral Health Division, Dept. of Human Services: “On the important topic of substance abuse prevention. You know, prevention is an important part of the continuum of care, looking at the needs of behavioral health…”
A day of for prevention will be held at BSC’s national energy center of excellence, and is free and open to the public.