Congressman Greg Pence recognized the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County from the floor of the United States House of Representatives. “I rise to recognize the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County, a group that has been on the front lines of combating the opioid crisis.” Pence, a Columbus Republican, spoke from the floor of the House on Wednesday. “While we have much work to do, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress of Bartholomew County can be a model for other counties looking to combat this terrible scourge,” Pence added. The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress (ASAP) in Bartholomew County is an organization that partners with law enforcement, the court system, counselors, health systems, and community leaders to address the opioid crisis through prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. Pence also recognized Doug Leonard, the organization’s new Executive Director who officially started July 8th. Leonard is a former local and state healthcare leader, serving as the President of the Indiana Hospital Association from 2007 until 2017.

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