LATEST SENATOR DONNELLY
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly received the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award from the National Council for Behavioral Health for his efforts to address the opioid and substance use disorder epidemics in Indiana and across the country. The National Council for Behavioral Health specifically highlighted Donnelly’s bipartisan Strengthening the Addiction Treatment and Workforce Act, introduced in June with Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), which would provide incentives for providers to practice at substance use disorder treatment facilities in underserved areas.
Donnelly said, “I’m honored to receive this award from the National Council for Behavioral Health. After traveling across Indiana and meeting with doctors, nurses, counselors, and other health care professionals, it is clear that we need more substance use and addiction specialists to help Hoosiers battling addiction to opioids and other dangerous substances. My bipartisan legislation would increase the number of providers trained to help people get the treatment they need. As I have long said, it is going to take all of us working together to effectively combat the opioid abuse epidemic and, while we are making some progress, we still have a lot of work to do.”
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