Clinton Advisers Begin Developing Substance Abuse Policies

Jun 1, 2015


Hillary Clinton
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Top advisers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign are speaking with substance abuse prevention advocates in Iowa and New Hampshire as they develop campaign policies around drug addiction and treatment.

Ann O'Leary and Maya Harris, two top policy advisers to the campaign, held video conferences last week with leading advocates in both early voting states, campaign officials said. Clinton said in April she would make mental health and substance abuse treatment a "big part" of her campaign after hearing about it on the trail in both states.

Clinton said during an event in Keene, New Hampshire that it is "a quiet epidemic" and it is striking in small towns and rural areas as well as big cities.