Friend ­­––

The opioid crisis has devastated communities across Michigan – and young people have been hit as hard as anyone. Over 100,000 teenagers in our state have experienced a substance use disorder.

These are kids who should be going to school, spending time with their friends, and looking forward to their futures. Instead, they’re losing their adolescence to addiction.

I recently heard about this firsthand when I joined a roundtable at the Greater Flint Health Coalition, where I spoke with health care providers on the front lines of this crisis about the scope of this problem and the resources they need to address it. I know how essential it is that we continue to support their work.



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That starts with reauthorizing the Youth Prevention and Recovery Initiative – a program I helped establish in 2018 that has provided critical support to young people who are struggling with addiction.

This is just the first step. I’ll continue doing whatever I can to keep up the fight against the opioid crisis and help our communities heal.


Thanks for reading,

Gary Peters
United States Senator for Michigan