Chris Cornell’s Widow Takes Drug Case To Washington DC With Famous Politicians

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky recently visited Washington DC and met with big name politicians as she continues to make the case for more help for those dealing with the heartbreak and tragedy the opioid epidemic has inflicted on the United States.

Republican Senator John Cornyn has tweeted, “Happy to meet with @vickycornell and @jess_nickel of Addiction Policy Forum to discuss the Cornyn/Feinstein Substance Abuse Prevention Act that passed out of Senate Judiciary Committee today. @SenFeinstein @AddictionPolicy.”

She also met with Democrat congressman Paul Tonko, writing on Instagram, “It was an honor to meet with @RepPaulTonko – I thank him for introducing legislation to help educate physicians on #addiction My husband should be here….#chriscornellforever.”

You can view photos of Vicky Cornell meeting with Cornyn and Tonko below.

Vicky recently joined the Advisory Board at the Addiction Policy Forum. As a member of the Advisory Board, Vicky joined former Drug Czar General Barry McCaffrey and former Members of Congress Alan Mollohan and Frank Guinta.

“I’ve learned a lot since losing Chris, including the fact that addiction is a brain disease – a disease that is both preventable and treatable,” said Vicky Cornell in a press release. “While I can’t bring my husband back, I can help the millions of other families struggling with addiction and I hope we can prevent this horrific experience from happening to others.”

The Addiction Policy Forum is a national nonprofit focused on improving policies related to substance use disorders through a comprehensive response.

“We feel incredibly fortunate that Vicky is joining our Advisory Board,” said Addiction Policy Forum President and CEO Jessica Hulsey Nickel. “Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and Vicky has seen first-hand how addiction impacts families.”