The Opioid Epidemic

      I support Elijah Cummings’ bill to fight the opioid epidemic. Every single nurse is now a mental health and opioid/addictions interventionalist. The federal cuts to nurse education and reinvestment money limit the success of nurses identifying and intervening in opioid addiction. I can only imagine how funding cuts have affected addictions counselors, social workers, doctors, pharmacists, and other mental health professionals. $100billion probably only replaces the money cut from these professionals over the past several years. We must be more proactive. Reactive is less effective and costs considerably more.


Paid for by: Elect Jennifer Pingley RN  Treasurer: Amanda Pingley