In Toledo, Portman Participates in Roundtable Discussion with Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition, Discusses His Work to Combat our Country’s Drug Epidemic


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) participated in a roundtable discussion with the Lucas County Health Department Opiate Coalition – a multi-sector coalition that meets to discuss strategies, interventions, prevention and policies to help combat the effects of the opioid epidemic – where the group discussed Lucas County’s efforts to combat the epidemic in their community and how Congress can better help in those efforts.

Senator Portman has been a leader in Congress in combating the nation’s drug addiction crisis – as part of his efforts to help Ohio, Portman has worked to help curb the influx of synthetic drugs like fentanyl, expand access to treatment programs that are so critical to an effective recovery, and secure funding for his evidenced-based Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) programs, focused on prevention, treatment, recovery, and first responders.