• Combatting Drug Abuse

    Fred understands how out-of-control opioid abuse has gotten in our communities and across the country. As part of Fred’s landmark 21st Century Cures Act, the federal government has allocated $1B in funding to states to prevent and fight opioid addiction. In the first round of funding, Michigan received $16 million in grants. These resources will make a big difference.

    Fred continues to work directly with Southwest Michigan law enforcement, medical and education communities, and families to address the tragic epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse. Fred has also worked on bipartisan legislation to promote cooperation among the private sector and government agencies to encourage prevention and treatment to help patients.

    Drug abuse doesn’t discriminate, and Fred knows we need to work together to solve this crisis sweeping through our communities.

    As a result of Fred’s bipartisan leadership, individuals facing addiction and their concerned families have more hope they can overcome the life-threatening challenge of drug addiction.

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