New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Chair of President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
WHAT: Keynote Address at the 8th Annual Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Symposium, which is a gathering that brings together professionals from local, state and federal agencies; law enforcement; business; and academia. These professionals include clinicians; treatment providers; counselors; educators; state and national leaders; and advocates. The participants share a determination to win the fight against prescription drug and heroin abuse.
Gov. Christie is expected to discuss lessons he has learned about fighting the drug abuse crisis throughout his public-service career in New Jersey and how he now is helping apply these lessons on a national level as Chair of President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Gov. Christie is expected to discuss his belief in the need for a holistic approach to battling drug addiction by increasing funding for lifesaving overdose antidotes; expanding the successful recovery coach program; and proposing and imposing limits on opioid prescriptions. Governor Christie also likely will discuss treating drug-addicted offenders through mandatory drug court programs such as one he implemented in New Jersey.
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis.
WHEN: 3 p.m., Oct. 30. (Symposium occurs Oct. 30-31)