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Mom recalls heartbreaking past with opioids, applauds Congress’ new bill

Mom recalls heartbreaking past with opioids, applauds Congress' new bill New resources are coming for people who are struggling in the opioid epidemic. One mother is hoping a new bill that just passed Congress will help others. Katrina King, a member of AOR's Survivors Council, fought opioid addiction for seven years.  It started with pain pills after she hurt her back, and the addiction spiraled into more

House Democrats, Republicans Unite Behind Opioids Bill

House Democrats, Republicans Unite Behind Opioids Bill Sandhya Raman Roll Call September 28, 2018 Read the full article here. Excerpt: The House passed consensus legislation, 393-8, on Friday [September 28] intended to help combat the opioid crisis. The legislative compromise was finalized earlier this week, and now heads to the Senate for a final vote. The two chambers came to an agreement on Tuesday, but made

Open Letter to Congressional Leadership Regarding H.R. 6 September 20, 2018 Senator Orrin Hatch Chairman, Senate Finance Committee United States Senate Senator Ron Wyden Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee United States Senate The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman, Ways & Means Committee United States House of Representatives The Honorable Richard Neal Ranking Member, Ways and Means Committee United States House of Representatives Chairmen Hatch and Brady and Ranking

Advocates for Opioid Recovery Announces Creation of Survivors Council

Advocates for Opioid Recovery Announces Creation of Survivors Council Grassroots advocacy group leverages personal stories to unite recovery community in the fight against the opioid crisis Washington, D.C. – Sep. 18, 2018 – Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is pleased to announce the creation of the Survivors Council during Recovery Month. This group of survivors and co-survivors aims to fight the stigma against opioid use disorder

Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018

Senate Passes Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 September 17, 2018 Today, the Senate passed their amended version of H.R. 6, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. The amended version incorporates dozens of bills and represents months of work aimed at combating the greatest public health crisis of our generation. Although there is no single strategy to address the crisis, breaking down barriers to evidence-based treatment –

Opioid Bills in the Senate: Focus on Medicare and OTPs

Opioid Bills in the Senate: Focus on Medicare and OTPs by Alison Knopf Addiction Treatment Forum August 6, 2018 Excerpts: “This is a national crisis, and legislation has bipartisan support,” former Speaker Newt Gingrich told AT Forum last month. “Both ethically and politically, Congress has to pass a bill,” said Mr. Gingrich, who is also an advisor to Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR). “I think it

WEBINAR: Telemedicine’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic

Telemedicine’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic The lack of sufficient federal funding, coupled with the patchwork coordination of federal, state, and local authorities, has allowed the opioid crisis to reach epidemic proportions. Furthermore, many of the hardest hit areas are extremely rural or areas that have been impacted in recent years by various economic forces (e.g. inflation, recession). Consequently, many of the areas most affected

Bloomberg Law: Opioid Crisis Spurs Demand for Telehealth Options

VIDEO: Opioid Crisis Spurs Demand for Telehealth Options The promise of telehealth has been talked about for years, with little fruition. The opioid crisis is changing that. Rural areas have been hit particularly hard by the crisis. Brick-and-mortar clinics aren’t popping up overnight, rural providers are being stretched thin, and opioid patients still need access to care. A video interview with Anne Woodbury, executive director of Advocates for Opioid

AOR Supports Legislation that Expands Access to Evidence-Based Treatment

As Congress moves to vote on more than 50 bills responding to the opioid crisis, AOR urges legislators to support policies that would expand access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder. Advocates for Opioid Recovery encourages policymakers to emphasize recovery services as they consider legislation over the next two weeks. Specifically, AOR asks legislators to: expand evidence-based treatment capacity enforce parity and break down barriers

AOR Statement of Support for “The Truth About Opioids”

AOR Statement of Support for “The Truth About Opioids” Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) applaud the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s most recent efforts to address the ongoing public health emergency caused by opioid epidemic. Today, in partnership with the Truth Initiative and the Ad Council, the Administration unveiled the first set of public awareness ads meant to combat the opioid crisis. AOR

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