At first, he started taking medication to cope with his depression, but it eventually led to opioid and heroin addiction. After several stints in and out of rehab, Christopher is now clean and in recovery.
For too many Americans, an underperforming economy has diminished opportunities to pursue their dreams and leave behind a better future for the next generation.
The combination of heavy-handed regulations, confusing paperwork requirements, and a complex and unfair tax code make it harder and harder to succeed.
It's a tragic and fast-growing epidemic that touches every corner of our state and is tearing apart families and communities.
April Demers is no stranger to addiction — she was born into it.
At a young age, April slept in the car while her mom drank at the bar. As she grew up, April's mom would disappear for days, leaving her to fend for herself.
These experiences made April determined to reverse the trends of addiction.
In today's all-too-often divisive political environment, the people of Michigan and across the country can be forgiven for their frustration.
Rapid advancements in science and technology continue to impact the economic landscape, the types of jobs available, and the skills necessary to do them.
As the representative for Michigan's 7th District, 2015 has been a busy and productive year working on your behalf.