Medical, Addiction Groups Partner to Advocate for Laws to Address Opioid Epidemic

Medical and addiction groups have formed a coalition to advocate for legislation and policies to address the nation’s opioid epidemic, MedPageToday reports.

The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) includes many national medical groups such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It also includes recovery groups including Facing Addiction, the Association of Recovery Schools and Young People in Recovery.

The coalition’s mission is “to address the U.S. opioid epidemic by engaging policy makers, public health leaders, chronic pain and addiction specialists, individuals in and seeking recovery and family members, so that legislation and policies get the support needed to pass Congress this year and become law.”

Full story of the CSOO to stop the opioid epidemic at drugfree.org

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