Stand by Me: Lester Cupp

February 2, 2023

Wonks at Work | Episode 38

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the public health landscape the past few years, a more silent killer has increasingly claimed American lives: opioids. Although policies regarding prevention, treatment, and recovery have improved, policymakers have been unable to keep pace with this rapidly evolving epidemic. In this episode, ACHI Peer Support Coordinator Lester Cupp joins host Craig Wilson to discuss challenges presented by the opioid epidemic in Arkansas and how peer recovery specialists can successfully support those in recovery through lived experience, mutual empowerment, and shared understanding and respect.

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