Opioid Addiction Threatens More than Health, it Threatens Safety

Opioid abuse in many areas of the nation has risen to epidemic proportions. The issue sprang to the forefront of the national consciousness during the past presidential election cycle when both candidates Trump and Clinton vowed to tackle the matter head-on.

But the issue hasn’t just been met with strong campaign rhetoric. The recently passed, bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act — a $6.3 billion piece of legislation designed to address myriad public health issues — included $500 million a year toward the treatment of opioid abuse and to help addicts obtain better treatment.

Article originally appeared at The Hill. Read the entire article HERE.