October 16, 2018

This week, I joined President Donald J. Trump and my fellow members on the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis at the White House for an important bill signing ceremony. Our country is in the midst of a national opioid crisis claiming thousands of lives, and as we continue to combat this crisis, I am encouraged by the President’s leadership and support.

During the ceremony, President Trump signed the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act that expands access to drug treatment and recovery services.

The SUPPORT Act is the single largest legislative package addressing a single drug crisis in history. This bipartisan legislation will bolster ongoing efforts, both in Florida and nationwide, to stop addiction and save lives.

You can also help in our fight against the national opioid crisis in Florida. The 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday. Drug take-back days, hosted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, allow people to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Sadly, users often rummage through the medicine cabinets of family members or friends in search of powerful prescription pills. Drug take-back days are a great opportunity to get rid of these medications and potentially save a life in the process.

To find a take-back location near you, please visit DEATakeBack.com.

Thank you for your help and support in fighting the national opioid crisis claiming lives in Florida. Working together, we will save lives


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