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RELEASE: Fleischmann Offers Resource Guide for Opioid Epidemic

May 10, 2016
Press Release

 

Fleischmann Offers Resource Guide for Families Impacted by
the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic 

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann unveiled a Comprehensive Addiction Resources Toolkit  today to help the families across the nation address the issues associated with addiction.

More Americans die each day from drug overdoses than from car accidents – an average of 129 people per day, with six out of 10 deaths related to opioids.

Assembled by leading experts in the addiction fields and the Addiction Policy Forum, the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Toolkit includes resources around prevention, drug treatment, and recovery support. Also general information for families, community organizations, schools, and parents concerned about addiction.

“Opioid and heroin addiction destroys individual lives, destroys families, and destroys communities.  It’s great to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight this national epidemic,” said Congressman Fleischmann.

Leading national and community organizations contributed to this comprehensive set of resources. They include: the Addiction Policy Forum, Community Anti-Drug Coalition, the National Council, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Shatterproof, Faces & Voices of Recovery, Legal Action Center, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy. 

The guide is now available on Fleischmann’s website: http://1.usa.gov/1NpAW1v.

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