Diana Appointed to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee

Diana Substance Abuse

Diana has been appointed to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Last year, Diana brought together members of the community, including experts on drug addiction issues and elected officials, to form what is now called the Merrimack Valley Substance Abuse Task Force. The Task Force has since held events where substance abuse prevention, education, treatment and recovery have been addressed and holds monthly meetings in the community.

In recent months, Diana has spoken with House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Representative Liz Malia (D-Boston) about the possibility of her joining the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

“I am excited to have Representative DiZoglio join the Committee,” said Malia, Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. “I attended the task force meeting she hosted this year and it is clear she is dedicated to addressing substance abuse issues in her community. I look forward to working more closely with her on substance abuse and mental health issues that exist in her district, in mine, and in all others across the Commonwealth.”

“I have had countless discussions with residents in my district and across the Merrimack Valley who have battled substance abuse themselves or have friends or family who have dealt with drug addiction,” said Diana. “Their heartbreaking stories have inspired me to do all I can to address our epidemic of drug abuse and I look forward to getting to work in my new capacity on the committee.”