For this week's Raleigh+ Hangout we're going to discuss some harrowing statistics: The United States has the most people in prison per capita in the world, and 80% of our imprisoned population is there because of substance abuse issues. It seems that we have gotten very good at attacking the symptoms of the drug and substance abuse problem in our country, but we haven't quite addressed their actual causes.
Thursday, October 3rd at 10:30am I will host a Google Hangout focused on addressing the root causes of substance abuse and innovative ways to help curb the epidemic. I invite you to join us on Thursday to discuss ideas for innovation in this area. What principles can we borrow from other fields? What best practices can be implemented? What are our long term goals?
Raleigh has the opportunity to really improve the lives of families and residents all over the city as we build and grow for the future. Let’s talk about how we can pull that off. Join us on Thursday.