President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week creating a new opioid commission to study and look for solutions regarding the opioid addiction crisis happening around the country.

The executive order assigns the commission with the following tasks: find existing federal money to combat all all drug addiction, evaluate the availability of addiction treatment centers and identify underserved areas, measure how well state policies regarding prescription drug monitoring are working, and determine best practices for drug use prevention.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading the commission, and will submit a report to the White House by Oct. 1. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has suggested a criminal approach to the opioid problem, will also serve on the commission.

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