“Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says he will bring the issue of drug abuse into the open and end the “stigma” of addiction if elected president.
“What every family out there knows … is that they are just one bad decision away from having a family ruined by drugs in this country, whether it’s heroin or prescription drugs,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.
“I’ve seen it,” he continued. “I’ve felt it. I’ve spoken to people all across the country about it.
“And I’m going to be the president who’s going to take the stigma away from this, the moral judgments away from it and to help families rebuild themselves,” Christie added.
The presidential candidate said the focus should be on rehabilitation rather than incarceration for those struggling with drugs.
See related article: Christie’s emotional plea on addiction goes viral available at: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/259323-christies-emotional-plea-on-addiction-goes-viral
See related article: Drug Czar Approves Of Gov. Chris Christie’s Viral Message On Addiction available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-drug-addiction-czar_563bc7b7e4b0307f2cacad99
See related article: Why the GOP Candidates Are Hooked on Addiction Stories: Like the voters they hope to represent, the drug epidemic has touched them too available at: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/11/gop-2016-candidates-drug-addiction-213352#ixzz3rfewsJk2
Source: TheHill.com – November 11, 2015