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Wake County approves opioid settlement plan – Spectrum Information


WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — A nationwide opioid settlement is placing billions of {dollars} into restoration efforts. North Carolina is a part of the settlement and Wake County leaders just lately voted on a plan on learn how to make the most of the cash.  

What You Want To Know

  • The National Opioid Settlement will put billions of {dollars} into restoration efforts within the U.S.
  • Wake County will obtain $36.1 million over the subsequent 18 years 
  • Restoration specialists say the funding is required

In response to the county, the Wake County Opioid Settlement Funding Plan will make investments $4.85 million in 4 initiatives till June 2024. A complete of $36.1 million will probably be invested over the subsequent 18 years. 

Megan Peevey is presently on workers on the Recovery Communities of North Carolina as a peer help specialist.

Peevey says she is ready to join with shoppers as a result of she is aware of precisely what they’re going by means of. 

“It took me a extremely very long time to have the ability to actually do one thing with my life. I had plenty of penalties,” Peevey mentioned. “Loads of lack of household, jobs and connection. [I] went to jail, went to jail, misplaced every thing and ended up in a extremely darkish house.”

Peevey has now come full circle, working on the restoration heart that helped her attain sobriety, which she has maintained since 2019. 

Her job each day includes serving to others who’re coping with opioid struggles to comprehend a special life is accessible. 

“I didn’t even consider in myself, so to have the ability to consider in somebody and join with somebody which may be feeling that manner is actually highly effective,” Peevey mentioned. 


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