Congress saw the introduction of over 60 pieces of legislation aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic. With the passage of the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act, we now have a foundation for moving forward, in hopes of expanding federal involvement in prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Yet resources remain scarce, and without funding, many new programs cannot become a reality. This session will look at the bigger picture, and how advocacy strategies will be necessary to succeed.
Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to:
Comprehend the timing behind the current push in congress for opioid treatment
Comprehend the difficult fiscal environment in Washington