Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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May 18 2022
News Release

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, secured the inclusion of key portions of his Opioid Treatment Access Act during the Energy and Commerce Committee’s markup of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act.

Mar 25 2022
In The News

 

Both doctors and politicians like Congressman Donald Norcross are saying a pandemic-era emergency order that lets providers treat addicts remotely should stick around.

Mar 21 2022
In The News

Congressman Donald Norcross has been an advocate and an ally of the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force since its inception and has called for accountability from these corporations from the beginning.

Mar 7 2022
In The News

“The idea of having to travel every day to pick up your medication is just another barrier set up,” said Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) of the loosening of prescribing rules. “It is time that we start treating [people with opioid use disorder] as you would your family, get them access to treatment and work with them just like you would any other disease.”

 
Mar 1 2022
News Release

Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) issued the following statement following President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address.

Jan 4 2022
In The News

Addiction is a neurobiological process, not a moral deficiency, and it needs to be treated as such. If the country is serious about ending the opioid epidemic, an excellent place to start is by removing restrictions on opioid treatment that create opportunity costs for people needing help and stigmatize them.

Dec 15 2021
In The News

Last year there were 3,046 suspected overdose drug deaths in New Jersey, but recent state data shows this year’s total is on pace to top 3,200.

In response, South Jersey congressman Donald Norcross is pushing a plan to increase access to and modernize the process of obtaining methadone to treat opioid use disorders.

Dec 6 2021
News Release
“People struggling with opioid addiction shouldn’t be stigmatized. They shouldn’t be forced to wait in lines every morning for treatment. They deserve dignity. They should be able to get their medicine from their pharmacist, just like everyone else does."
Dec 6 2021
In The News

 

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) introduces his Opioid Treatment Access Act.

Dec 6 2021
In The News

A United States congressman from South Jersey is hoping to help those recovering from addiction nationwide get better access to one type of treatment, while also reducing the stigma surrounding it.