For the first time ever, North Carolina’s seven westernmost counties met to discuss how to solve the opioid crisis. BPR was at the summit in Bryson City.
For Graham County Commissioner Connie Orr, the issue is personal. Her son has been battling addiction since he was prescribed Vicodin at 15 years old. He’s now 51.
“From that time until now my son has been fighting the addiction of opiates which has moved not only to opiates but to heroin, meth or any drug that is available right now,” says Orr.