US REP. FRANK GUINTA - BIPARTISAN HEROIN TASK FORCE BRIEFING ON ADDICTION AND TREATMENT

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic will hold a Congressional Briefing on Monday in theFinancial Services Committee chamber at 2128 Rayburn House Office Building at 2:00 P.M. Republican and Democrat House members will hear from heroin addiction and recovery experts from the American Psychological Association (APA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration (SAMSHA), who will discuss addiction treatment programs producing the most successful recovery rates among heroin users:

 

Dr. Jessica Peirce

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Associate Director of Treatment Services at the Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 

Dr. Wilson Compton

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

Deputy Director

 

Dr. Melinda Campopiano

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Medical Officer for the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that heroin addiction, overdose and death have doubled across the country, affecting Midwest and Northeast states in even higher proportion. Representatives Frank Guinta (NH01) and Anne Kuster (NH02), representing New Hampshire’s two congressional districts, formed the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic in 2015 to gather ideas and develop solutions to the growing nationwide problem.

 

Task Force members scheduled to appear onMonday at 2:00 P.M. are Representatives Steve Knight (CA25), Elizabeth Esty (CN05), Jackie Walorski (IN02), Ryan Costello (PA06), Keith Rothfus (PA12), Charlie Dent (PA15), Richard Neal (MA01), Bruce Poliquin (ME02), John Sarbanes (MD03), Tim Walberg (MI07), Marcy Kaptur (OH09) and Barbara Comstock (VA10).

 

LOCATION ON MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016:

Financial Services Committee Chamber

2128 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515