Hello, I’m Jeff Hunsucker, Clinical Director at Asheville Recovery Center.
Anyone familiar with addiction recovery knows that accepting responsibility is a massive step on the road to healing.
We are grateful that Purdue Pharma has agreed to accept responsibility for the harm that they have caused both our country and our community.
However, we also encourage the Sackler family to accept responsibility for the pain that their actions have spread in this man-made epidemic.
While this is a step forward in acceptance of the responsibility of this epidemic, it feels somewhat empty given the devastation that opioids have caused in our country and our local community.
This is a small victory on the road to recovery for our community.
We look forward to further progress and ask that Purdue Pharma, the Sacklers, our government, the medical community, and our local leaders continue to recognize this epidemic and continue to do everything possible to help those struggling with addiction to opioids and other substances.