About the Event
- Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum
- Dr. Maureen Boyle, Chief Scientific Officer, Addiction Policy Forum
- Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus
- Rayburn House Office Building
- Room: 2103
About the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus
Opioid deaths have surpassed 30,000 for the first time in history, while nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. Substance abuse costs our nation $600 billion in health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity costs, but that is nothing compared to the toll it takes on our families and friends. Preventing the further spread of this epidemic is essential to our nation’s complete recovery.
The Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus aims to stop these devastating trends by bringing awareness to this cause and changing the stigma associated with addiction and mental illness.