State of Rhode Island secondary Archives: on Drugs

Gina Raimondo: Jobs and insurance, to combat addiction

If we're going to save lives, we have to support people's recovery. This year, we're going to create a new job training program for people in recovery. There is no silver bullet in our fight against addiction, but helping Rhode Islanders in recovery to get a good job will save lives. In the coming weeks, I'll propose legislation to make health insurance companies cover addiction and mental health treatment just like they cover diabetes or other chronic conditions.
Source: 2018 Rhode Island State of the State address Jan 16, 2018

Allan Fung: Opioid epidemic needs more programs & preventative education

Fung talked a little about his stances on policy, notably on the opioid epidemic, claiming that more treatment programs needed to be funded and that more preventative education must be a part of budgets going forward. "Enforcement is great, but you also have to have a proactive approach with education, especially at a younger age," he said, adding that he hasn't taken an official stance on recreational marijuana yet, as he wants to study the topic more before committing one way or another.
Source: Cranston Herald on 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race Nov 2, 2017

Gina Raimondo: Address substance use disorders outside of emergency rooms

Source: PR: Rhode Island voting record: Reinventing Medicaid Act Feb 26, 2016

Lincoln Chafee: Legalize medical marijuana to relieve pain

Medical organizations throughout the country including the Rhode Island Medical Society and the American Medical Association have come to recognize the potential benefits of marijuana for medical use. Patients, many of whom are in tremendous pain, stand to experience some relief. Governor Gregoire and I are taking this step to urge the Federal Government to consider allowing the safe, reliable, regulated use of marijuana for patients who are suffering.
Source: Rhode Island 2011 gubernatorial press release Nov 30, 2011

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Carly Fiorina(CA)
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Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
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Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
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Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

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Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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