US REPS GUINTA AND KUSTER TO HOST EXPERT HEROIN ROUNDTABLE IN CONCORD FRIDAY

Congress News Release

CONCORD, NH –On Friday, as part of their new Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Representatives Annie Kuster and Frank Guinta of New Hampshire will host a joint roundtable discussion to help solve the growing heroin epidemic in their home state.

 

The Representatives will discuss their Stop the Overdose Problem Already Becoming a Universal Substance Epidemic (STOP ABUSE) Act, which they introduced this month.  An expert panel will provide feedback to the legislation and outline steps that local support services, law enforcement and Congress can take to help individuals and families affected by opioid addiction.

 

The STOP ABUSE Act proposes a comprehensive approach to treatment and stopping the nationwide heroin epidemic, which Granite Staters have identified as the most important issue facing the state. The bill establishes an Interagency Task Force on Heroin Addiction, reauthorizes vital drug crisis grants, and revises treatment guidelines for sufferers of heroin addiction.

 

Friday’s event is open to the press. Members of the media or public planning to attend should RSVP to Hannah Bassett atHannah.Bassett@mail.house.gov

 

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN EPIDEMIC ROUNDTABLE

 

with

 

Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01)

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02)

Commissioner John Barthelmes – NH Department of Safety

Colonel Robert Quinn – NH State Police

Melissa Silvey – Continuum of Care Director, One Voice of Strafford County

Patti Shea, MD – Director of Clinical Operations, Hampstead Hospital

Kevin Keefe – Chief Environment of Care Officer, Westbridge

Cheryle Pacaelli – Executive Director, HOPE for NH Recovery

Hon. Tina Nadeau – Chief Justice, Superior Court

Tim Soucy – Public Health Director, City of Manchester

Molly Rossignol, MD – Addiction Medicine Physician, Concord Hospital

Chris Adams – Chief, Laconia Police Department

Bradley Osgood – Chief, Concord Police Department

Mike Carignan – Deputy Chief, Nashua Police Department

and others...

 

WHEN:

Friday, October 30, 2015

11:00 AM

 

WHERE:

New Hampshire Department of Safety, Room 112

23 Smokey Bear Boulevard

Concord, NH 03301

 

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