We invite you to cosponsor our recently introduced legislation, the Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act, to expand youth-focused addiction prevention programs. As the opioid and heroin crisis continues to devastate communities across
our country, young people are at unique risk for misusing medication and developing addiction. Young people often have their first exposure to opioids after a sports injury or common surgery such as wisdom tooth removal. But too often we leave students and
student athletes insufficiently informed to understand the proper use of pain medication and the risk of addiction.