The Community Health Engagement Locations (CHELs) will be more than an alternative to taking drugs in public without the risk of overdose. They’ll be staffed with medical and counseling personnel and will represent a public health-oriented approach to the epidemic, complementing the criminal justice side that cracks down on dealers and drug traffickers. The task…Details
Partnership for Drug Free Kids provides support and guidance to families struggling with a child’s substance use. Their website includes resources such as parent toolkits, a comprehensive drug guide, and references to parent support specialists.
In both the House and Senate, lawmakers approved resolutions during the second week of January that set the stage for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. If these repeal efforts prove successful — as is expected — individuals throughout the country who rely on ACA exchanges for health coverage could lose access to addiction…Details
National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony discusses the scale of the opioid crisis and calls on local leaders to take action.
Dr. Satel, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a part-time psychiatrist at Partners in Drug Abuse Rehabilitation and Counseling, discusses strategies for combating the opioid crisis.
Opioid overdoses and deaths continue to be the leading cause of accidental death in America. However, city leaders can take some comfort that 2016 closed with several significant successes that should ensure progress on this public health crisis in 2017.