May 27, 2020

Jeb Bush: We Need ‘Recovery Philosophy’

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush advocated bringing a personal touch to addiction treatment at a campaign rally in New Hampshire this week. 

According to CNN, Bush said that addiction is a “lifetime challenge” that needs a “recovery kind of philosophy.”

“People need to stay together in this regard,” Bush said. “And look, I have some personal experience with this as a dad, and it is the most heartbreaking thing in the world to have to go through.”

Bush's daughter was arrested on drug charges in 2002, and has struggled with prescription pill and cocaine addiction. 

As governor of Florida, Bush expanded drug courts, treatment programs and prevention coalitions, he said. 

“You've got to deal with it in a comprehansive way,” he told New Hampshire voters.

 

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