In recent days, our statewide ticket has offered a unified message regarding mental health and addiction in the Commonwealth. The current crisis impacts families across Virginia regardless of socioeconomic status. Candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie released a plan focused on five key principles:
- Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing;
- A focus on intervention;
- We cannot arrest our way out of the epidemic of addiction;
- There are multiple pathways to recover; and
- Help must be immediate.
Please take a moment to read the full plan and share it with your family, friends, and neighbors: https://edforvirginia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/mental-health-addiction-recovery-agenda.pdf.