U.S. Surgeon General Issues ‘A New Call to Action’ on Addiction

“For far too long, too many in our country have viewed addiction as a moral failing,” Murthy said in the report. “It is a chronic illness that we must approach with the same skill and compassion with which we approach heart disease, diabetes and cancer.”

Murthy described the report as “a new call to action.” It lays out recommendations for elected officials, the medical community, law enforcement and the public to improve the way addiction is treated.

AOR Advisor and long-term advocate Patrick J. Kennedy said Murthy’s report offers a road map for solving the problem and “the challenge is we have to find the public will to implement what we know can work.” Read the [full article].

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