This was an important week in the fight against the opioid epidemic.
1) The House passed a funding bill that included $6.7 BILLION in funding to combat the opioid crisis. Much of that funding will go back to the states to help improve access to treatment, fund prevention programs and more. Rural areas and hard-hit states like WV will get a significant amount of that.
2) The House and Senate agreed on a comprehensive package that includes a variety of common sense policies that will reduce barriers to treatment, help develop alternatives to addictive pain killers and help stop the flow of deadly synthetic drugs.
While there is no silver bullet in solving this epidemic, these bills will go a long way to help.
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