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December 12, 2017
"It's clearly a problem that is close to my experience base, having been in the drug rehabilitation field many, many, years ago…we faced similar addiction problems at that time. The world has changed in many ways and many ways it isn't. It was under-resourced then and it is under-resourced now. Where we may have made some progress is in the acceptance that it is in fact at heart a medical problem," said Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry at a public hearing held by the Assembly Standing Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse to examine the adequacy of funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery services within the State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2017-2018 Enacted Budget. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE