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 ensure opioid misuse in the U.S. is addressed thoroughly, thoughtfully and effectively.
Statement from Anne Woodbury, Executive Director:
We are proud to join the National Safety Council and other partners in calling on presidential candidates to take comprehensive action on the opioid crisis. The National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse is a clear roadmap for engaging stakeholders — from federal and state governments and law enforcement officials to health care providers, employers and others — to end this public health emergency.
The opioid crisis is not taking place in a silo, and we encourage policymakers on both sides of the aisle to read this plan and the policy platform set forth by the 93+ member Mental Health for US coalition.
The advocacy community is an invaluable resource to policymakers and candidates alike. We encourage you to reach out and get educated on both the issues and solutions to develop holistic platforms for reducing deaths of despair and breaking down barriers to recovery.
Read the National Plan to Address Opioid Misuse here.
About Advocates for Opioid Recovery
Advocates for Opioid Recovery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing a science-based, evidence-based treatment system that can reduce death and suffering from opioid addiction, and produce more long-term opioid addiction survivors who are positively engaged in their families and communities. For more information, visit www.opioidrecovery.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.