By U.S. Congressman John Rutherford, from Rutherford Roundup 11/8
I recently led a letter with my colleague Rep. Charlie Crist to Health and Human Services (HHS) highlighting Florida’s leadership in combatting the opioid crisis. Our state-run wraparound programs provide education and funding for treatment services that have lowered opioid overdoses, relapses, and deaths. Because of this success, we are asking HHS to use our state’s innovative model as an example for fighting the opioid crisis throughout the U.S.