State Sen. Leah Vukmir
Press Release

Vukmir Battles Opioid Epidemic

"This bill gives law enforcement tools to prevent drugs from entering our neighborhoods and provides those already battling with addiction further treatment options."

By - Mar 20th, 2018 08:04 pm

MADISON, Wis. — The senate has passed a bill authored by Sen. Leah Vukmir, R–Brookfield, to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in Wisconsin.

“This serious epidemic has caused the senseless death of too many Wisconsinites,” said Vukmir. “As a mom and nurse, I want to provide those struggling with addiction the resources they need.”

The approved bill provides grants to local law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking, creates positions within the Department of Justice to prosecute drug traffickers, provides grants to expand access to family and juvenile drug treatment courts, appropriates federal funds for substance abuse prevention programs for at-risk youth, and provides nonnarcotic drug treatment to inmates prior to their release from county jails.

“This bill gives law enforcement tools to prevent drugs from entering our neighborhoods and provides those already battling with addiction further treatment options,” Vukmir said. “I believe this two pronged approach of combating the opioid epidemic will save lives and prevent the further spread of illegal drugs into our state.”

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4 thoughts on “Vukmir Battles Opioid Epidemic”

  1. Terry says:

    Vukmir isn’t doing a damn tjing to stop the opioid epidemic. Neither is Career Politician Scott Walker! Want to truly put a dent in the opioid crisis? Legalize cannabis.
    States that have medical cannabis programs have seen a 33% reduction in opioid related overdoses and deaths! Yet, Vukmir threw a hissy fit over non-psychoactive CBD oil for little kids with epilepsy and other horrible diseases! These far right wing nut-job Republican charlatans and schemers need to go asap!

    A 33% decrease! So why are Republicans like Vukmir and Walker blocking the will of the people and allowing the opioid epidemic to spread?

    Dump Vukmir
    Dump Walker
    Dump ALL Republicans.

  2. WashCoRepub says:

    Thank you for fighting for the well-being of our children, Leah. No parent wants to have to face the day when their child admits to them they are addicted to drugs. Then begins the long, expensive fight that costs families, marriages, and careers.

    Support these strong women who are fighting for the future of drug-free families in this state.

  3. Tom says:

    Vukmir isn’t fighting for anyone except herself. She could care less about sick kids or the opioid crisis and her actions prove it. It’s time Wisconsin got rid of all these far-right wing conspiracy spreading, fear mongering republicans like Leah Vukmir and instead get with the modern times. Medical cannabis works! It’s time to legalize it in Wisconsin. Vote Democrat!

  4. Katie says:

    We really should get rid of creepy old republicans like Vukmir and instead truly address the opioid crisis by legalizing medical marijuana. These republicans are stuck in the dark ages.

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