Trump Plan to Combat Opioid Use Includes Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment
President Trump’s plan to combat opioid use includes a push to expand medication-assisted treatment, according to the Associated Press.
Heroin and other opioids are ravaging communities across America. Deaths from heroin increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by Rx painkillers.