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Advocates for Opioid Recovery to Attend the Second Annual Building Communities of Recovery Conference

Advocates for Opioid Recovery is proud to sponsor and attend the 2ndannual Building Communities of Recovery Conferencepresented by our friends at the Davis Direction Foundation. In less than a week, hundreds of providers, social workers, and community leaders will gather in Marietta, GA to learn and share innovative solutions to the opioid crisis—an epidemic that is responsible for more than 130 deaths every day. We’re excited to join the Davis Direction Foundation and others

Opioid overdose deaths are down but the fight is far from over

CDC.gov Opioid overdose deaths are down but the fight is far from over Leandra BernsteinSinclair Broadcast GroupJuly 22, 2019 Read the full article here. Excerpt: In recent years, addiction treatment advocates have worked to change negative preconceptions about the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) including methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone to treat opioid addiction. "Medication-assisted treatment is the gold standard," said Casey Dillon, the program director of Advocates for Opioid Recovery, but it is

AOR Joins Mental Health for US Coalition

Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) is proud to join the Mental Health for UScoalition as we continue our work to break down barriers to recovery across the country. Mental Health for USis a nonpartisan, educational initiative focused on elevating mental health and addiction in national policy conversations by empowering grassroots advocates and improving candidate and policymaker health literacy. With one in 12 American adults living with addiction, and one in five living with a

Taking On Addiction

Taking On Addiction By Newt Gingrich Much of the news cycle gets devoted to U.S. negotiations with North Korea, the trade fight with China, and securing the U.S. border, but there is a far more immediate threat to our country that puts American lives at risk everyday – addiction. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures, drug overdoses claimed 70,200 lives in

NASEM Public Workshop of the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Abuse Disorder

Public Workshop of the Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Abuse Disorder The Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder hosted a public workshop on October 30-31, 2018 to hear from individuals with relevant experience and expertise in the evidence base on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), the barriers to and opportunities for improving access to MAT for OUD, and the patient

Advocates for Opioid Recovery applauds SUPPORT Act (H.R. 6) signing

Advocates for Opioid Recovery applauds SUPPORT Act (H.R. 6) signing Bipartisan group urges expeditious implementation and further public-private collaboration Washington, DC – October 24, 2018 – Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) applauds the signing of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), and specifically the provisions breaking down barriers to long-term recovery. More than 134 people die tragically of an opioid overdose every day

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

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