Congressmen discuss fighting opioid epidemic

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Congressman Mike Turner (R-OH) and Wisconsin Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) were in town Monday for an event called the Heroin Epidemic Response Roundtable.

They discussed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA. President Obama signed CARA into law in July. It is an effort to address the opioid epidemic through six areas: prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform, and overdose reversal. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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