WATCH: Roanoke author Beth Macy at White House for Recovery Month Summit
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke author Beth Macy, who penned the best-selling book “Dopesick,” participated in a Recovery Month Summit at the White House Friday.
Macy said in a tweet Friday morning she would be joined by Danny Strong, the show runner for “Dopesick,” the Emmy award-winning Hulu miniseries based on Macy’s book. She said she would also be joined by Dr. Steve Loyd, the southwest Virginia doctor portrayed by actor Michael Keaton in the show.
I am thrilled to be participating in today’s Recovery Summit with @dannystrong and Dr. Steve Loyd (the doctor Michael Keaton’s character drew from @DopesickonHulu, and recovery warriors like @RyanForRecovery ! Please join us Live - The White House https://t.co/35wXxgzHLk— Beth Macy (@papergirlmacy) September 23, 2022
Friday the White House also announced a plan and funding for combating the country’s opioid crisis. The plan includes funding for recovery options in rural communities, adjusting guidance to increase access to FDA-approved naloxone products, funding for law enforcement, the development of a Recovery-Ready Workplace Resource Hub, and proposed sanctions to interrupt the international distribution of fentanyl.
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