President Trump Hosts an Opioid and Drug Abuse Listening Session
Our country has a huge issue we all need to tackle together.
Some of my viewing notes to share here.
President Donald Trump’s opening remarks.
Chris Christie’s remarks at 6:16 are thought provoking. He makes the statement that this issue causes tremendous pain and destruction. He also agrees that prevention is important, and that addiction is a disease that we can’t be afraid or ashamed to talk about.
Thank you President Trump for focusing on this issue.
Thank you Chris Christie for your remarks and saying that
‘No life is irredeemable.’
Thank you Vanessa Vitolo for sharing your story.
‘There is hope. You can get better. There is a better way.’
‘We can help somebody. We can change this.’
Thank everyone else for sharing during the listening session and sharing your heartbreaking stories. This is something that can’t be pushed under the rug we have to talk about it and find solutions that work. Let’s go out and save some lives, help people recover, help people with the costs of recovery, and prevent drug abuse.
Carlos’s mother’s story is just heartbreaking.
Carlos died from drug abuse.
‘No parent should have to bury a child.’