SIGNED INTO LAW: Relief for Hoosiers Struggling Because of the Heroin & Opioid Crisis
CARMEL, IN – Today, the President signed into law H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan legislative package which will provide relief to Hoosiers and Americans across the country who are suffering because of the heroin and opioid crisis. As a member of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where the package originated, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement:
“More relief is on the way for our communities. H.R. 6 is a package of common-sense solutions that will help our nation advance treatment and recovery initiatives for people struggling with substance abuse, improve prevention efforts so more lives are not lost as a result of the heroin and opioid epidemic, and enhance our efforts to fight the entry of deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl into our country.
“Even still, more must be done and people from all walks of life can be a part of the solution. This Saturday, October 27th, is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In order to prevent future drug addiction and overdose deaths, I encourage every Hoosier to safely dispose of unwanted and unneeded prescription medications they may have in their homes at a number of locations across the state and Fifth District.
“I am proud the President signed into law these bipartisan solutions that will work towards the betterment of every community in our country. This will continue to be a priority of mine as I represent the Fifth District in Congress, and I remain committed to working towards ensuring no more Hoosier lives are lost to this crisis.”
For more information on H.R. 6, including a one-page summary and section-by-section, click here.
To find a DEA Take Back location near you, click here. Spread the word by using the hashtag #TakeBackDay on Facebook or Twitter.