“The NIH, the World Health Organization and countless medical societies say that medication assisted treatment is essential to long term recovery.”
– Newt Gingrich
Opioid overdose is now outpacing car crashes as the #1 cause of accidental death in America. Nearly 80% of people with an opioid addiction – over 1.9 million people – do not receive treatment, leading to a 400% increase in opioid-related deaths since 2000. Individuals who are unable to access appropriate treatment for opioid use disorders are at substantial risk for substance use disorder, criminal activity, infectious disease including HIV and hepatitis, overdose and premature death.