We know addiction is complicated and there’s no one solution. Ours is a public health approach, and it is rooted in science and compassion. The following provide our research-backed positions on issues impacting addiction treatment and prevention.

    Current positions

    Addiction Training for Health Care Professionals

    In order to effectively address our nation’s addiction crisis, addiction must be fully integrated within the mainstream health care system.
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    Adolescent Substance Use

    The combination of several factors makes adolescence the critical period of vulnerability for beginning to use addictive substances and for developing the disease of addiction.
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    Buprenorphine Prescribing Waiver

    Partnership to End Addiction supports reducing barriers to effective substance use disorder treatment, including eliminating the DATA 2000 waiver required to prescribe buprenorphine.
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    Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes)

    Partnership to End Addiction recommends that the federal government adopt a number of policy changes to address the youth vaping epidemic.
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    Marijuana Decriminalization

    Partnership to End Addiction supports the decriminalization of marijuana because it more appropriately addresses marijuana use as a public health problem, rather than a crime.
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    Marijuana Legalization

    Partnership to End Addiction opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use because it will increase access to and use of the drug among adolescents.
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    Marijuana Medicalization

    Partnership to End Addiction encourages research on the medicinal value of marijuana and the use of any U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications derived from marijuana or containing cannabinoids.
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    Medications for Addiction Treatment

    Medications prescribed by a physician are the most effective, potentially lifesaving, treatment for opioid addiction. Read more about our position on medication to treat addiction.
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    June 2020