While Congress failed to fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act this summer, when President Obama signed the bill
The president said he will sign the bill, but he has reservations about its lack of funding.
The good news: Feds are already moving to increase access to a top addiction treatment.
We need to start saving lives with tools we know work instead of making it harder for those fighting addiction to succeed and survive. Most importantly we need to see the life of a person struggling with addiction as more worth saving than the cost of the medicine. Comprehensive reform means acknowledging "new normals."
CARA's passage into law represents Congress and our nation at its best. Bipartisan. Analytical. Idealistic. Compassionate. Yes, we can still be all those things here in America.
A poll finds a majority also believe access to adequate treatment is a major issue.
A new House bill moves the focus away from recovery.
The House speaker's promise to let committee chairs run the chamber is being put to a test, as roughly 100 people die every day amid the opioid epidemic.
The bipartisan CARA bill aims to change drug policy away from punishment and more toward rehabilitation.
2016 is causing problems.
Because the "school company" said so!