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
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Advocates for Opioid Recovery Statement in Response to President Trump’s Opioid Initiative Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) firmly believes that in order to save lives and combat the opioid epidemic in America, we must work together at all levels to break down barriers to addiction treatment. Five months after President Trump announced that he would declare the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, we are
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.
(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 recently spoke to the Washington Hospital Association regarding the importance of treating mental health conditions and addiction with the same level of care as other diseases.
On Thursday night, AOR Advisor Patrick Kennedy took over recovery advocate Ryan Hampton’s AddictionXAmerica Facebook LIVE series to talk about the opioid crisis and what it means for advocates in this year’s upcoming elections.
AOR Advisors Newt Gingrich, Patrick Kennedy and Van Jones explain how the systems largely responsible for combatting the disease of opioid addiction – public policy, insurance and criminal justice - are just beginning to publicly address the problem and, in some cases, even hinder the pursuit of safe and effective treatments.