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AOR Joins Recovery Access Coalition to Eliminate Barriers to Prescription Digital Therapeutics

Recovery Access Coalition Launches to Spotlight Urgent Need for Expansion of Treatment Options for People Living with Substance Use Disorder As COVID-19 puts millions of Americans in recovery at risk for mass relapse, Coalition of U.S. advocates, providers and manufacturers announce a Call to Action to eliminate barriers to access for FDA authorized digital therapeutics for substance use disorder Washington, D.C., Boston, Norwalk, Conn., June 25,

AOR Statement of Support for National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse

Advocates for Opioid Recovery supports National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse National Safety Council and other organizations unveil roadmap for presidential candidates Washington, DC – February 25, 2020 – Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) today joins the National Safety Council (NSC) and 52 other organizations in unveiling the National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse. This plan offers a roadmap that any presidential candidate can adopt to

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

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

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 –

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

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