Stephanie Hoover, First Health of the Carolinas peer support specialist for Lee, Hoke and Montgomery counties, joins the podcast this week to talk about the rising cases of opioid overdose in Lee County and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected addiction and addiction treatment in this area. Hoover — also a health coach, former Army spouse, mother and grandmother — lost her 22-year-old son to an opioid overdose in 2017, and since that day, she’s fought to change the outcome for other families.