At a minimum, health care providers must have a working understanding of addiction to prescribe addictive narcotics.
We urge you to send a letter to your Members of Congress to have them cosponsor the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, H.R. 2067/S. 2235, a bill that would require prescribers to undergo opioid and substance use disorder training before receiving or renewing their license to prescribe controlled substances.
For more information, please read our position statement on addiction training for health care professionals.