Trump Gets Tough on Addiction Crisis

Presidential Candidate for 2016 Elections Donald Trump
Norcross, GA, USA – October 10, 2015: Presidential candidate and Republican party nominee Donald Trump giving a speech at a rally in Georgia

Donald Trump has vowed to step up efforts to combat America’s worsening addiction crisis, after taking part in a committee chaired by former rival and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

The committee was attended by members of the Trump cabinet, law enforcement chiefs and recovering addicts.

Trump – who is teetotal due to the loss of an alcohol-abusing brother – heard personal stories of addicts who shared their stories about addiction and recovery.

Christie made the issue of addiction a central to his own presidential aims, and with reports stating the US is in a huge opioid addiction quagmire, Trump has looked to him to tackle the issue.

In February 2017, Chris Christie signed legislation that limits first-time opioid prescriptions to only five days’ worth of drugs.

“He asked me to help with this and I’m going to,” Christie said. “It’s an issue that I care about a lot in New Jersey and for the country and so the president asked me to do this and I was happy to.”

Author: Richard Joy

My mission is to get you to conquer fear, grow spiritually and build out physically, spiritually and emotionally, emanating strength, grit and determination. Having been lost myself, witnessing men around me die in addiction and pain, I have walked the path of spiritual discipline, inner truth and learned from men of wisdom in the spirit of humility and love.

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