Join the Wave

The governor and the speaker of the House called it an epidemic. The president of the Senate said it “could be the greatest health crisis our nation has faced thus far in the 21st century.”

As the legislature opened for business this week, Democrats and Republicans alike sounded the alarm over opioids. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a package of remedies.

Now it’s up to their colleagues—and all of us—to do something about it.

We were glad to hear legislative leaders pledge support for prevention and treatment. But if we’re serious about tackling mental illness (which went unmentioned) and substance use disorders, we’ll need to turn those pledges into action.

That’s where you come in.

We’re building a network of advocates in every state House and Senate district. We call it the Brain Wave, and we urge you to sign up.

The clock is ticking, not only on this year’s legislative session but on every family ravaged by addiction.

-Andrew Romanoff

January 12, 2018