Congressman Rouda (D-CA-48) and Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC-13), along with 35 Representatives, introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act. This bill would help ensure Drug-Free Communities coalitions can continue to operate and reduce youth substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tens of millions of packages are estimated to contain FDA-regulated products, and a surprisingly high percentage of these products are illegal.
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“It seems that every once in a while a huge figure is willing to come along and share their story and try to smash through the stigma,” said Mary Bono, a former congresswoman from California who served from 1998 to 2013.
Bono was in the vanguard of elected officials warning about the scale of the nation’s addiction problem.
“I don’t know Hunter Biden, but the more stories about this, and the more someone talks about their struggles, it helps people,” Bono said.
Biden’s newly published memoir, "Beautiful Things," paints an unflinching picture of his addiction to crack and alcohol. In it, he writes of being “so desperate for a drink that I couldn’t make the one-block walk between a liquor store and my apartment without uncapping the bottle to take a swig.”
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Two deserving students from diverse backgrounds have each been awarded a $1000 college scholarship for students recovering from addiction or affected by the addiction epidemic and who are pursuing a degree that will assist individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Nearly 150 eligible students from all over the country applied for this year's prestigious Recovery Centers of America / MAPDA Hope for Addiction Scholarship.