Source: NCDOJ Press Release

Attorney General Josh Stein joined with Addiction Professionals of North Carolina and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition to release resources for law enforcement officers dealing with people who have substance abuse disorder during coronavirus, according to an NCDOJ press release.

“People with substance use disorder are experiencing a great deal of stress right now,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “We want to ensure that law enforcement officers are safe as they provide assistance and promote community well-being.”

High Point Police Chief Kenneth Shultz said that everyone is looking for guidance during the coronavirus pandemic. “Although the pandemic is impacting nearly every aspect of police work, it is important that we do not overlook our at-risk community members, including people with addictions. This guide provides beneficial information for handling such interactions and highlights other resources available to assist us in these critical efforts.”

The pandemic has been a major source of stress, particularly for people with addictions. For those dealing with addictions or their caretakers, Stein recommended finding more information from MorePowerfulNC.org.
Read Stein’s full statement on additional addiction resources from NCDOJ.