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Combating the Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic: What We’ve Learned and What We’re Doing

Jared Powell • May 9, 2016

“Nearly every 12 minutes, someone in the U.S. dies of a drug overdose. People in communities across America are abusing both prescription pain killers and heroin. It is an epidemic. No one is immune; it is a sad reality that is playing out across the country, including in my own district in Southwest Michigan. “There …

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Acting to End the Opioid Epidemic

Communications • April 16, 2016

“People in recovery are warriors, of a sort. … We cannot do it alone.  We have to find other warriors.” This is the reminder that Nick Yacoub shares with all of us.  With drug-caused deaths involving opioids on the rise, stories like Nick’s – a drug addiction survivor from Rep. Barbara Comstock’s (R-VA) local area …

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“Do not let the shame and stigma of this disease win”

Jared Powell • April 13, 2016

This morning, Nick Yacoub, an addiction survivor and a regional supervisor with the Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia, joined Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA)  and House Republican leadership in a press conference on Capitol Hill and shared his addiction recovery story.  Nick’s account is a stark reminder of how the opioid epidemic is indiscriminately …

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This Isn’t About Politics

Jared Powell • April 13, 2016

Click to Play Republican Leadership Press Conference: April 13, 2016 Participants: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) Nick Yacoub (Guest) Cathy McMorris Rodgers Remarks as Prepared: “I’m so thankful to have Nick and Barbara here with us today …

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