Support the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act

    Addiction is one of the biggest public health crises in our country, but health care providers receive minimal training to address it. Most health care providers simply do not know what to do when a patient has a substance use disorder and are unequipped to identify, treat and manage a common life-threatening disease that is both preventable and treatable.

    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.


    September 2020