Drug Treatment

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Exhausted by the longest legislative session since 2001, state lawmakers are pushing through piecemeal spending measures as the full budget sits in the senate. Governor Cooper signed off on raises for most state employees, but public school teachers as well as staff at state universities and community colleges are still waiting.

The RTI International study on TROSA
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The Durham-based substance abuse recovery program TROSA saves North Carolina $7.5 million annually.