AG Schimel Convenes AG Colleagues in Milwaukee to Discuss Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

Oct 5 2016

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, Chairman of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Midwestern Region, will hold a meeting October 6-7, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wis. to discuss an attorney general’s role in fighting opiate abuse.

 

“My top priority as Attorney General has been preventing prescription drug and heroin abuse in Wisconsin,” said Attorney General Brad Schimel. “When I ran for Attorney General, I promised to convene AGs from across the country to discuss heroin and prescription drug abuse and now the multi-disciplinary team of professionals that have been leading this fight with me in our state will have an opportunity to share our efforts with my colleagues.”

 

Presentations and discussions at the meeting will cover treatment, prescription drug monitoring programs, legislation and policy, building a drug disposal program, enforcement, coalition building, and raising public awareness.

 

Speakers at the meeting will include Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren, law enforcement, addiction treatment and medical experts, and the Lybert Family, who founded Your Choice to Live, after their son Tyler struggled with prescription drugs and heroin abuse.

 

To receive press credentials to attend, contact Rachel Stone, NAAG communications assistant, at rstone@naag.org or 202-326-6027 or Marjorie Tharp, NAAG communications director, at mtharp@naag.org or 202-326-6047.

 

An agenda for the event is attached.