Senator touts bill that would help addicts

Brown in Toledo to press for support

Toledo Blade

After five years of successfully battling her heroin addiction, Toledo resident Tiffany Brackett joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown Monday in support of a bill in Congress to get more help for people like her.

Ms. Brackett, 27, said she supported Senator Brown’s bill to broaden access to medical treatment of opiate addiction as Ohio grapples with an epidemic of the problem, and even thought it didn’t go far enough.

The bill, still awaiting action in the Senate, would increase the number of patients who would be able to get methadone medication to help them break their drug habits.

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