AG Marshall Hosts Organizational Meeting of Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council

Attorney General Marshall participated in the organizational meeting which focused on strategies to address the state’s ongoing opioid crisis. He recognized the tremendous challenge that opioid abuse represents to Alabamians of all backgrounds and expressed his gratitude to Governor Kay Ivey and the Council co-chairs, Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear and Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, for their commitment to helping Alabama overcome one of the biggest health threats in decades. In particular, Attorney General Marshall acknowledged the special role of Alabama’s first responders and law enforcement who are risking their lives daily while directly assisting victims of the opioid crisis.

On August 8, 2017, Governor Ivey signed Executive Order 708 establishing the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council to “develop and submit a strategic action plan to the Governor by December 31, 2017, that establishes recommendations for policy, regulatory and legislative actions to address the overdose crisis in Alabama.”

 

 

Audio of the 09/05/17 Organizational Meeting:  Click Here for the Minutes to the below audio