WASHINGTON, DC – Monday, November 13, 2017, at 10 a.m., House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will headline a discussion about the opioid crisis and Congress’ ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Opioid-related fatality rates are continuing to soar across the country, overwhelming emergency management resources and devastating communities. With an estimated 2.5 million Americans abusing or addicted to opiates, what can policymakers do to combat this national drug crisis?
Join AEI for a discussion with House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) on Congress’ ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Following his remarks, a panel of experts will discuss major challenges to recovery from addiction and innovative treatment and rehabilitation models at the state and local level, including the role of drug courts, anti-addiction medication, incentive structures, harm-reduction programs, and coerced treatment options in fighting the crisis.
WHO: Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden and Sally Satel, AEI Resident Scholar
WHAT: “The opioid crisis: What can Congress do? A conversation with House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR)”
WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET
WHERE: AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036