Last month, the National Governors Association (NGA) held their annual summer meeting in West Virginia to discuss critical issues facing states. The nation's opioid crisis took center stage with various experts speaking on the epidemic. Video from that session can be found here.
Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Scott (R-SC) officially launched the Senate Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus. The effort is the latest activity to raise awareness surrounding the damage being caused by prescription drug abuse. The new Caucus pledges to engage stakeholders to find innovative and effective policy solutions to address the issue and notes that, "With 46 Americans dying every [...]
Congressional Addiction Forum – Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery for Youth – Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
The Congressional Addiction Forum – Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery for Youth – will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Capitol Hill. Key stakeholders and policy makers will be convening to help guide consensus and discuss best practices on addiction and youth. At the forum, attendees will help identify [...]