Published as submitted by the office of Rep. Frank Guinta. ~ Melanie
MONDAY: 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 the Financial 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
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 on Monday 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).