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Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs

DIBS COO urges legislative task force to focus on 'smart policy' beyond opiates

"New opiate policies can help NC prepare for next epidemic," an op-ed written by DIBS Chief Operating Officer Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD., appeared in the May 29 edition of the Durham Herald-Sun:

The North Carolina legislature's “Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Drug Convictions” has started on a strong path toward smart policy in its early meetings. They’ve heard from experts on how the court system can help citizens with addiction, and examined statistics that show incarceration is more expensive and less effective than treatment for drug offenders.

Now, I ask this group to go one step further: in the next report to the General Assembly, recommend sentencing reform for ALL addictive drugs.

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