Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has announced Dr. Stephanie Raglin, Asbury Theological Seminary alumna and Board of Trustees member, as chair of the Opioid Abatement Commission, according to a June 14 article in the Lexington Herald Leader.

Major resources to fight the opioid epidemic will come from the National Opioid Litigation settlement, and the Opioid Abatement Commission for the Lexington area will suggest how to allocate funds. Mayor Linda Gorton explained to the Herald Leader that Lexington has been battling the opioid epidemic for several years, the introduction of fentanyl being a contributing factor. The drug companies that helped fuel the epidemic are the source of the funds coming to Lexington.

Dr. Stephanie Raglin is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and owner of Serenitee At Its Best Counseling Center. She has been practicing in the substance abuse treatment field since 2001. She is Pastor of Embry Chapel AME Church and recently received her Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Seminary.

To hear more of Dr. Raglin’s story, read her interview on Voices or listen to her podcast on Thrive With Asbury Seminary.