Congressman Turner introduced the TREAT Act that cuts red tape for substance abuse treatment.


Congressman Turner released the following statement after President Obama stated his concern with the rise in substance abuse across the country during his final State of the Union.


 “In November, I introduced the bipartisan TREAT Act, which cuts red tape for substance abuse treatment. I have seen the effects substance abuse can have on cities and towns across America which is why I hope President Obama will support common sense steps like the TREAT Act. I appreciate the President taking up this important issue and I look forward to helping those Americans that need it most.”


Congressman Turner was joined by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (MA-3) in support of this important legislation that would increase flexibility in how existing federal funding can be used to combat the heroin epidemic.