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December 12, 2023

Congress Still Has Time To Save Lives From Drug Overdose | Opinion

By David Trone, Brian Fitzpatrick, Ann McLane Kuster, and Lisa McClain, co-chairs, Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force

Credit: Newsweek

Since 1999, drug overdoses have killed more than one million Americans, leaving countless families with immeasurable grief and an empty seat at their dinner tables. It’s a crisis that’s been overlooked for decades because of the damaging stigma associated with substance use disorder, leaving the nearly 50 million Americans experiencing addiction today without the resources they need to recover from this disease and thrive.

Representatives David Trone (D-Md.), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.), and Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) are co-chairs of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, which brings together over 140 Democratic and Republican lawmakers committed to combating the growing opioid, substance use disorder, and mental health crises.

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