I applaud the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office for issuing a “Call to Action

I would like to thank the Surgeon General’s office, NIAAA, and SAMHSA for issuing this Call to Action and reminding us of the important challenge we face as we work to prevent underage alcohol use and abuse.  As we continue in these efforts, it is critical that we reauthorize SAMHSA this year so that this administration can continue to serve one of its critical functions – combating underage substance abuse.

Last year, I led passage of the “Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act,