COLUMBUS—As part of the ongoing effort to curb the nationwide scourge of opioid addiction, State Representative Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) will be attending a conference in New York, New York aimed at finding solutions to the problem.

The conference, titled “Addressing the Opioid Crisis in America: Strategies that WORK!,” will bring together legislators from across the country to examine the various approaches states are taking to respond to the opioid and heroin epidemic that has been so rampant in Ohio and other states. It also seeks to assist legislative participants in determining which public policies is best for particular situations.

“Sadly, the opioid addiction problem has affected far too many families, not only in Ohio, but across the nation,” Gavarone said. “By bringing together leading voices on this issue from a wide range of backgrounds, states will hopefully be equipped with more ideas and approaches for how to prevent this epidemic from spreading any further.”

The conference, which runs from April 6-8, will introduce cover topics ranging from helping law enforcement deal with the growing problem to expanding treatment options for the addicted.

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