NC Attorney General Josh Stein to Address Opioid Epidemic at School of Government Conference

NC Attorney General Josh Stein

NC Attorney General will address substance use challenge faced by all local health departments at conference presented and hosted by the UNC School of Government
Media representatives are invited to cover this event, which is not open to the public.
This annual conference, hosted by the UNC School of Government, for local health departments and the attorneys who work with them, focuses on current legal issues confronting local health departments or affecting public health. Attorney General Josh Stein will address the opioid epidemic in North Carolina along with NC Division of Public Health attorney Anna Stein, JD, MPH who will discuss opioids and North Carolina law. UNC School of Government Michael Smith will offer welcome. 

This month, Attorney General Stein was appointed to two national committees within the National Association of Attorneys General. Attorney General Stein will represent North Carolina’s interests on committees related to protecting people from substance misuse and scams, fraud and corporate bad behavior.  “Confronting the opioid epidemic that is tearing families apart all across our state is one of my top priorities,” said Attorney General Stein.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
9:00–9:50 a.m.
UNC School of Government
Knapp-Sanders Building, Room 2603
400 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC

Previously, Stein served as a state senator and as a senior deputy attorney general at the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the North Carolina state Senate, he successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database. Stein wrote the School Safety Act and legislation that banned stalking using GPS tracking devices. For his work in the state Senate, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the AARP of North Carolina each named him legislator of the year.

As senior deputy attorney general, Stein worked to protect kids from online sexual predators and to help run the payday lenders charging loan shark interest rates on working families out of the state.

Seating and parking for these events is limited. Media representatives who may need to park close by should RSVP to Gini Hamilton, Development Communications Manager, UNC School of Government, at 919.962.5795 or  Limited passes may be available for the Knapp-Sanders parking deck. Metered parking is available on South Road between Country Club Road and Carmichael Arena, at the Highway 54 Lot on Raleigh Road just west of Country Club Road and diagonally across from the School of Government, or in the Rams Head Parking Deck on Ridge Road.

UNC School of Government Contact:Gini Hamilton, Development Communications Manager, UNC School of Government, at 919.962.5795 or