Tackling the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has devastated communities across the country, and the 4th District is no exception. Here in Massachusetts, we’ve had one of the highest rates of opioid-related deaths and we’ve made little progress in reversing this trend.

We must realign our priorities to focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery. As a member of Congress, I’ll be determined to hold Big Pharma accountable for their role in this crisis and to ensure that access to treatment is more readily available in every community.

I strongly support the CARE Act, which would disburse $100 billion in federal funds to provide much-needed resources for state and local governments to expand their capacity to treat opioid addiction. Additionally, we can’t have any illusions that we can solve this crisis without addressing the underlying issues that drive so many to addiction and stand in the way of recovery, including poverty, absence of opportunity, and lack of access to affordable housing and healthcare.