ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY
Discusses the Role of NASADAD, Role of SSAs, Describes recovery landscape across States, Highlight some examples from states, and How to connect with your SSA.
May 4, 2017
The undersigned organizations are writing to share our views on the most recent version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We are very concerned that the AHCA’s proposed changes to our health care system will result in reductions in health care coverage, particularly for vulnerable populations including those suffering from substance use disorders and mental illness, and we continue to be unable to support the bill in its current form.
The Legal Action Center (2016)
Criminal justice and child welfare agencies sometimes require people to stop taking prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction. Often, they do this because they misunderstand the nature of opioid addiction and its effective treatment.
Consensus Recommendations to Protect and Strengthen Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care
The Coalition for Whole Health stands ready to work with members of Congress and the Administration to preserve the important progress made in recent years, as well as to expand the effort to ensure lifesaving treatments, services and medications are available to those in need. Effective MH and SUD prevention, treatment services and medications, rehabilitation, and recovery services not only save countless lives, they also save hundreds of billions of dollars in health care, public safety, workforce productivity and other social and economic costs. READ MORE