Fleischmann Offers Resource Guide for Families Impacted by the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

HeroinWashington, D.C.— Congressman Chuck Fleischmann unveiled a Comprehensive Addiction Resources Toolkit  today to help the families across the nation address the issues associated with addiction.

More Americans die each day from drug overdoses than from car accidents – an average of 129 people per day, with six out of 10 deaths related to opioids.

Assembled by leading experts in the addiction fields and the Addiction Policy Forum, the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Toolkit includes resources around prevention, drug treatment, and recovery support. Also general information for families, community organizations, schools, and parents concerned about addiction.

“Opioid and heroin addiction destroys individual lives, destroys families, and destroys communities.  It’s great to join my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to fight this national epidemic,” said Congressman Fleischmann.

Leading national and community organizations contributed to this comprehensive set of resources. They include: the Addiction Policy Forum, Community Anti-Drug Coalition, the National Council, the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, Shatterproof, Faces & Voices of Recovery, Legal Action Center, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The guide is now available on Fleischmann’s website: http://1.usa.gov/1NpAW1v.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 9 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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