If nearly 175 Americans died from a preventable disaster each day, public outcry would force immediate government action. Congress and the White House would make whatever policy changes were necessary, and provide the proper funding to identify solutions.
Advocates for Opioid Recovery Statement Regarding the Final Report of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) welcomes the release of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis’ Final Report. We are hopeful for swift action by Congress, the President, and his Cabinet to address this public health emergency.
Today’s speech by President Trump was a moment for our country to come together and agree that combating the greatest public health crisis of our generation – the opioid overdose epidemic – should be one of America’s most pressing priorities.
(CNN) Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of the President's commission on opioid addiction, has a message for the Trump administration a day before it is expected to declare a national emergency on the epidemic: "We want medicine, not media."
Read the statement from AOR Advisors Regarding President Trump's State of Emergency
AOR Advisor Patrick J. Kennedy: "We know what the science tells us, but we very rarely apply it in the treatment of these illnesses," Kennedy said. He added: "Until we start treating these [illnesses] in the way we need to, we are going to still lose people."