Governor Gretchen Whitmer has set a goal of cutting in half the number of opioid-overdose deaths in Michigan.
Governor Whitmer visited a clinic that provides addiction treatment services to make the announcement. She says the state’s made efforts to reverse the trend, but Michigan suffered two thousand known overdose deaths in 2017, an increase over the previous year.
The governor says that shows the state needs to get more aggressive.
“It’s an ambitious goal, 50 percent, but it’s absolutely do-able.”