Congressman Richard Neal is spending much of Tuesday in the westernmost portion of his district. The Democrat will bring attention to Massachusetts’ heroin and opioid crisis.
Neal is scheduled to hold an AARP tele-town hall in Springfield in the morning. At 5 o’clock Neal is set to join Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer in screening the HBO documentary Heroin: Cape Cod USA at Berkshire Community College.
“I hope there is an opportunity to begin to treat this the way it should be treated as the necessity of rehabilitation,” said Neal.
Neal’s also scheduled to tour Berkshire Medical Center and the George B. Crane Memorial Center, which is looking to expand its peer addiction recovery support services, in the afternoon.