Presidential Candidates Discuss Drug Abuse on the Campaign Trail

Presidential candidates from both parties are discussing drug abuse on the campaign trail, the Burlington Free Press reports.

Hillary Clinton began bringing up the issue of heroin after she was questioned about it at a meeting in New Hampshire. She sought out the advice of Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, who dedicated his 2014 State of the State address to the heroin epidemic.

After speaking with Shumlin, Clinton unveiled a $10 billion plan designed to tackle substance abuse and addiction over the next decade. Clinton said her plan was inspired by Vermont’s focus on treatment instead of incarceration, and the state’s expansion of the anti-overdose drug naloxone.

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