Our fight against opioid addiction continues

May 31, 2017

Legislation to help prevent prescription opioid diversion and abuse passed the House. Opioid addiction touches every corner of the state....every economic stratum...every demographic. Over the years, the legislature has taken important steps to fight this public health epidemic...this bill is the next step!

This year in Connecticut, more people will fall victim to drug overdoses than from car accidents and gun violence combined. This week in the House chambers I took action. I voted in favor of House Bill 7052 which will prevent the abuse and diversion of prescription opioids. Drug abuse and addiction affects everyone regardless of economic or social stature.