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
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
Friday, October 30, 2015
New Hampshire Department of Safety, Room 112
23 Smokey Bear Boulevard
Concord, NH 03301
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