US Rep Guinta joins bipartisan group to combat growing heroin and opiate epidemic


WASHINGTON. D.C. – This week, Congressman Guinta joined a bipartisan group of legislators to introduce H.R. 953 – the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act – to provide a robust response to the twin epidemics of opioid and heroin addiction that includes prevention, law enforcement strategies and the expansion of evidence-based treatment.


“Last week, I had the opportunity to hear from local law enforcement agents and first responders to discuss ways in which I can help combat our state’s growing heroin and opiate epidemic.  The use of these deadly drugs are affecting our communities, our schools, our neighborhoods, our medical facilities and more – and, I want to do everything in my power to provide our local officials with the tools and resources necessary to combat this issue and help Granite Staters overcome their deadly addictions.


The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is a common-sense and bipartisan bill that will result in a more comprehensive approach towards addressing, educating and preventing heroin and opiate addiction in our state.  I look forward to its swift passage in the House of Representatives so we can begin preventing overdoses and addiction while simultaneously making our communities a safer place to live.”


H.R. 953 is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Tim Ryan (D-OH). 


The bill is endorsed by National Council, NASADAD, Legal Action Center, CSG, NGA, Major County Sheriffs, NIDA, ONDCP, Faces and Voices of Recovery, CADCA, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, and the Hilton Foundation.


To read the bill, please click here.


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