Kuster leads bipartisan opioid roundtable discussion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCAX) New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster led a Congressional roundtable Tuesday to discuss how the criminal justice system can help curb the country's drug problem.

Rep. Annie Kuster

Kuster says she was most excited to hear how the New Hampshire prisons are offering addiction treatment to people. She says she wants to help spread this initiative to prisons across the country.

"Since I first came to Congress, I've been talking about the opioid epidemic. I've been talking about the impact on New Hampshire communities. Now, we have the opportunity to pass federal legislation that can bring relief to our communities," Kuster said.

Kuster introduced two bills earlier this year to address addiction treatment to people in prisons.