Senator Ted Cruz To Attend Roundtable Discussion On The Heroin Epidemic

Addiction Policy Forum Holds Second Event in NH to Engage Presidential Candidates on Addiction Epidemic

Feb 03, 2016, 18:01 ET from Addiction Policy Forum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --     


On February 4, 2016, The Addiction Policy Forum (APF) will hold a roundtable discussion to discuss addiction and the heroin epidemic. Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio surrogate Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) are confirmed to attend the event. Invitations to other candidates are pending.

Candidates who did not attend APF's first presidential candidate forum on addiction and the heroin epidemic have been invited to attend this roundtable. This event is part an ongoing effort by APF to engage presidential candidates in a discussion about a comprehensive policy approach to prevention, treatment and recovery. Throughout the primary process, APF will continue to offer presidential candidates the opportunity to discuss their policy proposals to address the addiction epidemic plaguing the United States. 


Thursday, February 4, 2016

1:00 pm to 3:30 pm


Emmanuel Baptist Church

14 Mammoth Rd, Hooksett, NH 03106


U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Representative Tom Rooney (R-Florida) on behalf U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida)

Peter Bartlett, Chief of Hooksett Police Department

Doug Griffin, Father      

Becky Vaughn, The National Council for Behavioral Health

Bobby Householder, RU Recovery

Holly Cekala, Director of Recovery Support Services at Hope for New Hampshire

Marcia Lee Taylor, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids


The Addiction Policy Forum (APF) is a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice reform. We envision a world where fewer lives are lost and help exists for the millions of Americans affected by addiction every day. 

The Addiction Policy Forum has organized and run five Congressional addiction forums since April 2014. Topics have included: Addiction and Criminal Justice, Women and Addiction, the Science of Addiction and Addressing Collateral Consequences, Advancing Prevention, Recovery and Treatment for Youth, Advancing Treatment and Recovery for Veterans and Servicemembers and, most recently, the New Hampshire Forum on Addiction and the Heroin Epidemic. 

Our forums are nonpartisan and informed by research and science. Past speakers have included Governors, U.S. Senators and Representatives, White House officials and other leading voices on addiction from across the national stakeholder community. 

More information on our mission and projects is available at



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