WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) visited officials at the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin on Tuesday to discuss the clinic’s efforts to combat opioids and how Congress can support local action.
Earlier this month, Cassidy announced $7 million in federal funding for Louisiana to fight the opioid epidemic. The Teche clinic is receiving $167,000 of these funds to expand mental health and substance abuse treatment programs in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
“The opioid epidemic is killing over 60,000 Americans annually. I was able to speak to the Teche Clinic team as to how they are using programs and dollars provided by Congress to combat this problem,” Dr. Cassidy said.