FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Miss Arkansas 2019 stopped in Fayetteville to discuss substance abuse in the Natural State.
Darynne Dahlem visited with the medication-assisted treatment program at Community Clinic.
It’s a patient-centered program for those dealing with opioid addiction.
Dahlem’s visit coincides with the platform “Know Who You Are,” a campaign to combat addiction by encouraging kids to resist peer pressure and advocating for those who are struggling.
“We think of the face of addiction as someone who is middle-aged or someone who’s always struggling with addiction. You don’t picture an 18-year-old senior who had their wisdom teeth removed then got addicted to oxycontin because of it,” Dahlem said.
Dahlem hopes to spread awareness about rehabilitation in a safe movement.