U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
Press Release

Rep. Sensenbrenner Named Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus

The Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment, and substance abuse.

By - Jan 13th, 2017 09:21 am

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has been named a new Co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus. He will serve in this new role alongside Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH), Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Dave Joyce (R-OH).

The Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus works to educate and raise awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention, treatment, and substance abuse.

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.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The dramatic rise in heroin and opioid addiction is causing devastation in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. It is ruining thousands of lives and destroying entire communities in its wake. I look forward to continuing the fight against addiction through the work of this caucus, and together with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I’m optimistic we can pass serious, common-sense solutions to help every American suffering under the weight of addiction.”

Mentioned in This Press Release

Recent Press Releases by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner

Congressman Sensenbrenner: Milwaukee Loses Out on Federal Crime Assistance Due to Sanctuary Status

Under the new DOJ program, consultants will work with local law enforcement officials to help develop new ways to fight violent crime in 12 cities with exceedingly high crime rates.

Congressman Sensenbrenner Statement on Anthem Dropping out of the Wisconsin Health Insurance Market

"It’s another unfortunate example of the ongoing failures of the disastrous Obamacare law..."

Congressmen Sensenbrenner Introduces the Second Chance Reauthorization Act

This legislation provides non-profit faith and community-based organizations with mentoring grants to develop support programs such as drug treatment, housing, job training, medical care, and education.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *