Substance abuse has become one of the greatest epidemics to ever threaten our country. Overcoming addiction requires a comprehensive approach that includes fundamental shifts in education, the healthcare industry, and law enforcement policies.
We can’t sit back any longer and watch so many of our families be torn apart by this national health crisis. This country deserves leaders in Congress that are committed to investing in enforcement, treatment, and prevention. We need to invest in education and prevention. We need to make sure people have access to effective treatment. And we need to hold everyone accountable, from the drug dealers to the drug companies, that are profiting from this scourge of addition.