Opioid Epidemic Resources

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Washington, April 23, 2018 | comments


(Washington, D.C.) – Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, announced the second year of funding totaling $485 million to continue the nation’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) released the following statement in response:

“The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities all across the nation. This funding will allow Indiana to build upon the important work that has been done throughout the state to provide increased access to evidence based medication assisted treatment programs and other addiction treatment services, to provide continued support for those who have overcome their addiction, and to focus on addiction prevention programs. As a physician, I will continue working to ensure that we are putting in place the tools that states and providers need to turn the tide and end this crisis.”

Dr. Bucshon authored Section 303 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Medication-assisted Treatment for Recovery from Addiction.

Full HHS report HERE

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic - Read more HERE from the Center for Disease Control 

21st Century Cures Act - Read more about how the Federal Drug Administration is working to fix the epidemic 

To find a location for unused, unwanted, or expired opioids, visit - TakeBackDay.Dea.Gov 



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