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    1. 3/17/17

    Van Jones Discusses Opioids and Addiction on The Messy Truth: "America does not need talk, we need treatment."

    1. Van Jones
    2. via YouTube
    1. 3/16/17

    Charlene McCray and Patrick Kennedy: We urge Congress to fund opioid treatment nationally

    NYC First Lady Charlene McCray and AOR Advisor Patrick Kennedy urge Congress to include funding for opioid treatment on a national scale in the replacement healthcare bill, using the gold-standard protocol of medication assistance plus therapy, in addition to forcing health insurers to cover addiction treatment the exact same way they cover any other disease.

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy, Charlene McCray
    1. 3/1/17

    AOR Advisors Respond to President Trump's Joint Session Speech

    See the responses from AOR Advisors Newt Gingrich, Patrick Kennedy and Van Jones to President Trump's Joint Session Speech.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 2/28/17

    It's Time to Trump Addiction

    AOR Advisors Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy and Van Jones put aside party politics to save thousands of lives, addressing opioid addiction as the serious public health crisis that it is. President Trump has an opportunity to do something about it. The time is now. Together, let's trump addiction.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 2/27/17

    It's time to 'Trump' opioid addiction in the United States

    AOR Advisors put aside politics to address President Trump, urging him to make good on his campaign promise to "end the opioid epidemic in America."

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 2/27/17

    Patrick Kennedy Talks The "Turmoil" of Protecting Mental Health Care In the Trump Age

    Read former Rep. Patrick Kennedy's view on the future of mental health treatment and his new project, Advocates for Opioid Recovery.

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 2/23/17

    Let's Trump Addiction: AOR Advisor Newt Gingrich Discusses Ending the Opioid Crisis

    1. Newt Gingrich
    2. via Gingrich Productions
    1. 2/22/17

    Advocates for Opioid Recovery Pressure Trump to Take Action

    AOR calls for President Trump to combat the opioid crisis and break down barriers to treatment

    1. 2/22/17

    New Campaign Pressuring Trump on Opioids

    The Advocates for Opioid Recovery are launching a social media campaign pressuring Trump to act to combat opioid misuse and expand access to treatment as he pledged on the campaign trail.

    1. 2/10/17

    Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy Join the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via Fox News: Happening Now
    1. 2/10/17

    Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy Speak with TIME on the Bipartisan Fight Against Opioid Addiction

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via TIME
    1. 2/9/17

    Facebook Live with Author Sam Quinones

    Advocates for Opioid Recovery Advisors sit down with bestselling author Sam Quinones to discuss his book "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic."

    1. 2/9/17

    Newt Gingrich Says Trump Will Make Opioid Epidemic A Priority

    The former House speaker said that Trump is “keenly aware” that the opioid crisis is hitting red states hardest and Republicans would not “leave millions of people in the lurch,” as Obamacare is repealed.

    1. 1/12/17

    Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy Talk to David Remnick About Fighting Opioid Abuse

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via The New Yorker
    1. 12/10/16

    Statement by Newt Gingrich, Patrick Kennedy and Van Jones on Passage of 21st Century Cures and Congressional Budget Resolution

    Thank you Congress... now let's invest it wisely and keep fighting to combat this epidemic

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 12/5/16

    A Job Not Yet Done: Congress, You Can Still Fight Opioid Addiction

    AOR Advisors speak out about America's battle with opioid addiction and the critical progress that the current Congress can still make by passing the 21st Century Cures Act the before the end of the year.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 12/5/16

    Opioid Epidemic Potential Area for Bipartisanship

    1. 12/1/16

    Congress Can Fight Opioid Addiction on Its Way Out

    AOR Advisors speak out about the urgency of America's opioid crisis and the critical progress that the current Congress can still make by fully funding CARA before the end of the year.

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 11/29/16

    President-elect Trump's remarks on opioids

    In October, GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump gave a speech on opioids. What did it say?

    1. 11/21/16

    Surgeon General calls for action to fight drug, alcohol abuse

    The U.S. Surgeon General issued a call to action on Thursday to end what he called a public health crisis of drug and alcohol addiction that is underappreciated and undertreated.

    1. 11/21/16

    U.S. surgeon general issues 'a new call to action' on addiction

    U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says addiction is not a moral failure, but a disease of the brain.

    1. 11/21/16

    Surgeon general: Addiction is a chronic illness, not character flaw

    1. 11/18/16

    Dr. Oz and co-authors' plea to Donald Trump

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 11/17/16

    Surgeon General's Principles for Effective Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

    13 Principles for treating addiction in adults and adolescents

    1. 11/17/16

    The opiate crisis: How can public policy promote recovery?

    On Monday October 24th at AEI, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, and Patrick Kennedy, the founding advisers of Advocates for Opioid Recovery, sat down with AEI’s Sally Satel to discuss the pressing opiate epidemic.

    1. 11/4/16

    AOR Summary: Clinton and Trump agree on breaking down barriers to recovery medication

    Government leadership is needed to expand access to recovery medication, drug courts and Naloxone

    1. 10/27/16

    AOR SUMMARY: Parity Task Force Releases Final Report

    The White House Task Force on Mental Health Parity and Substance Use Disorder released its report today. We pulled relevant bullets for readers.

    1. 10/26/16

    Thinking Anew About Addiction

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 10/25/16

    Should We Force Repeat Overdosers To Get Drug Treatment?

    1. 10/24/16

    WATCH: Your Voice, Your Future Roundtable 'Opioid Epidemic'

    1. 10/20/16

    A Kennedy fights for those with addiction, mental illness

    1. 10/18/16

    Diverse Medicaid Rules Hurt in Fighting Addiction

    1. 10/14/16

    Patrick Kennedy: AddictionXAmerica Facebook LIVE

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 10/7/16

    Newt Gingrich, Advocate for Opioid Recovery

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 10/6/16

    Effective Opioid Recovery Is Unobtainable for Many: Urgent Action Is Needed

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 10/6/16

    INVITE: AOR/AEI EVENT-- The opiate crisis: How can public policy promote recovery?

    Join AOR’s founding advisers, Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Patrick Kennedy, and Van Jones, in a discussion with AEI’s Sally Satel on therapeutic strategies, challenges to addiction management, and practical solutions.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 10/5/16

    Medication-assisted treatment critical to fight addiction

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 10/3/16

    Eliances Heroes: Patrick Kennedy

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 9/30/16

    Newt Gingrich and Van Jones discuss AOR's important work in a LIVE Facebook Q and A

    1. Newt Gingrich, Van Jones
    1. 9/30/16

    Patrick Kennedy offers hope to those with mental illness and substance use disorders

    1. 9/26/16

    When insurers deny treatment for drug addiction

    1. 9/23/16

    AOR COMMISSIONED RESEARCH: Use of Opioid Recovery Medications and Payment types by State, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics

    1. 9/23/16

    For Kennedy, the Opioid Epidemic Is the Latest Front in the Long War for Mental Health Parity

    A report finds that access to buprenorphine in Medicaid varies widely depending on where patients live.

    1. 9/23/16

    Some states fund comparatively low percentage of buprenorphine costs

    1. 9/22/16

    AOR PRESS RELEASE: New study reveals unusual variability in how states use and pay for opioid addiction treatment

    Gingrich, Kennedy and Jones call on Congress and governors to examine Medicaid program policies for medication assisted treatment

    1. 9/21/16

    Patrick Kennedy addresses the opioid crisis in Milwaukee

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 9/15/16

    Opioid Use Disorder a Solvable Problem

    Newer therapy options can really help, says former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 9/9/16

    AOR Advisor Patrick Kennedy Provides Written Testimony for Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on Mental Health Parity

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 9/8/16

    Eliances Heroes: Van Jones

    1. Van Jones
    1. 8/25/16

    Eliances Heroes: Newt Gingrich

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 8/12/16

    Leaders seek avenues to work collaboratively

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    2. via Behavioral Healthcare
    1. 8/12/16

    Van Jones on It's Your Health

    Van Jones speaks with Lisa Davis about progress and needed next steps to support effective opioid addiction treatment and reduce recidivism on It's Your Health.

    1. Van Jones
    1. 7/29/16

    Mental Health in America: An Interview with Patrick Kennedy

    Patrick Kennedy was recently interviewed by GoodTherapy.org about breaking down barriers to addiction treatment and other hot button issues.

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 7/28/16

    Speech by Newt Gingrich to National Alliance on Mental Illness, Ohio

    NAMI OH hosts forum on mental illness during GOP Convention

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 7/20/16

    Join the Like-Minded Rally at the DEM Convention

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via Kennedy Forum, Scattergood Foundation and the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and DisAbility
    1. 7/18/16

    Can the US end its addiction to painkillers?

    AOR's Patrick Kennedy quoted as part of AlJazeera article

    1. 7/14/16

    AOR STATEMENT: CARA is an important first step, but work remains for Congress and HHS

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 7/7/16

    Congress should ignore the CBO and increase access to recovery medication to treat opioid addiction

    AOR Leaders Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy's op-ed for The Hill

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 7/7/16

    Kaiser Health News Conversation with AOR Leaders

    1. via Kaiser Health News
    1. 7/6/16

    AOR STATEMENT: HHS Announcement to Raise Cap on Number of Patients Physicians Can Treat Using Evidence-Based Buprenorphine

    HHS action is a modest step in the right direction. However, this solution is still not sufficient to address the scope of the epidemic and Congress still needs to take additional actions.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 7/6/16

    AOR RESEARCH: The time for action is now for CARA conference committee members

    CARA conferees have a tremendous responsibility to the American people this week

    1. 7/5/16

    Newt Gingrich at Aspen Ideas Festival

    Newt talks about addiction treatment in the U.S. prison system

    1. Newt Gingrich
    1. 7/1/16

    AOR covered on O'Reilly Factor

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via Fox News
    1. 6/30/16

    Broadcast piece: Former Congressmen Gingrich and Kennedy working to curb opioid addiction

    Newt and Patrick are interviewed by Kristina Frazo for a piece that ran on over 150 local stations

    1. 6/29/16

    Sean Hannity Radio Show interview with Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy

    Newt and Patrick talk with Sean about medication assisted treatment and the need for medicine to help people achieve long term recovery.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 6/28/16

    Patrick Kennedy on opioid abuse in Alabama

    1. Patrick J. Kennedy
    2. via Sinclair Broadcasting- NBC local 15
    1. 6/28/16

    Newt talks opioid recovery treatment with Fox and Friends

    1. Newt Gingrich
    2. via Fox News
    1. 6/28/16

    Time.com: Gingrich, Kennedy and Jones: Treat America’s Opioid Epidemic With Medication

    Patrick Kennedy, Newt Gingrich and Van Jones joint op-ed in Time Magazine

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy, Van Jones
    1. 6/28/16

    Yahoo News covers Advocates for Opioid Recovery Launch

    Gingrich and Kennedy unite in a bipartisan effort to combat opioid addiction

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 6/27/16

    Facebook LIVE Q&A for AOR launch

    Two of AOR's Founding Advisors, Newt Gingrich and Patrick Kennedy, hosted a Facebook LIVE Q&A on Monday, June 27.

    1. Newt Gingrich, Patrick J. Kennedy
    1. 6/27/16

    AOR PRESS RELEASE: Advocates for Opioid Recovery Launch

    New organization aims to break down barriers to effective recovery for opioid addiction