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.

    Last month, Trump said, “We’re making medically assisted treatment more available and affordable,” as Congress worked to approve $1 billion for a new treatment grant program for opioids as part of the government funding bill. The administration says it will have specific requirements for states to use treatment supported by clinical evidence, including medications.

    “The government is talking about treatment and medication-assisted treatment in a way that the government has never done before,” said Tom Hill, Vice President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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    April 2018