"It is pretty clear at this point that the opioid epidemic has hit families of New Hampshire particularly hard. We need reliable funding and smart evidence-based policy in order to fight this disease. It is not enough to simply provide a 28-day program focused on addressing the physical aspects of the disease.
"These are elementary steps on the way to recovery without an end game. We need a wholistic approach that works to provide treatment for the individual struggling and their family. This starts with access to affordable healthcare. Next, we need counseling and educational peer group coaching that gets our friends and loved ones on a healthy road to recovery and back into the workforce. This process needs to be lasting and ambitious in its goals. We need to come together as a community of families looking out standing up for one another.
"We need more health care workers in this field, an increase in our recovery infrastructure, and we need to treat this as a medical condition rather than a criminal situation. The Governor would be better served by committing the resources needed to provide a whole range of services instead of calling on others to do the work for him. We need so much more than what we are currently getting from Concord."
Source: Candidate's Website 2018