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Office of National Drug Control Policy Director visits Brewer

Attends meeting at Bangor Area Recovery Network
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy listens at the Bangor Area Recovery Network
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy listens at the Bangor Area Recovery Network(wabi)
Published: Oct. 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT
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BREWER, Maine (WABI) -The White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy visited Brewer today.

Director James Carroll attended a meeting at the Bangor Area Recovery Network with local business leaders, community organizers, and workforce development specialists.

The discussion focused on the opioid crisis, COVID-19, and how an aging population affects businesses.

People in long term recovery spoke about the challenges they’ve faced getting employed.

Steady employment was highlighted as a key element of helping those in recovery.

“I didn’t come here to talk to them. I came here to listen to them." said Carroll. "To hear what they’re doing and to make sure that I can continue to support from the White House exactly what their needs are.”

One of the participants suggested to Carroll a change to criminal records to lead with the resolution of criminal charges rather than the crime itself to give job applicants a better chance.

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