Surgeon General Report Calls for Increasing Access to Addiction Treatment

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a report Thursday that calls for increasing access to addiction treatment. According to Reuters, the report calls drug and alcohol addiction a public health crisis.

“The most important thing is, we have to change attitudes towards addiction and get people into treatment,” Murthy told Reuters. “Addiction is a disease of the brain, not a character flaw.”

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