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WASHINGTON, D.C.–An organization that addresses the opioid crisis in Bartholomew County was recognized in Washington D.C. Wednesday by Republican Representative Greg Pence (IN-6). 

“I rise to recognize the Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress (ASAP) in Bartholomew County, a group that has been on the front lines of combating the opioid crisis,” Pence said from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday.  

ASAP 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, ASAP’s new Executive Director, who started Monday. Leonard has previously served as the President of the Indiana Hospital Association from 2007 until 2017.  

“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.” Rep Pence added.

Pence represents Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. That includes a large portion of eastern and southeastern Indiana, with places such as Columbus, Muncie, and Richmond. It also includes a few suburbs of both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. 

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