On June 3 from 6-8pm, the New York City Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee will host a panel discussion entitled Arrest and Conviction Records: What Employers, Lawyers, and Prospective Employees Need to Know. The event will take place at 42 W. 44th Street.
News and Highlights
In the May 24 article Addiction treatment hard to find, even as overdose deaths soar by Liz Szabo of USA Today, Legal Action Center’s Director and President Paul Samuels declares that the question of whether addiction treatment works is settled. According to Samuels, “The data is there, the evidence is in, but our public policy has not caught up with the science.”
In the May 7 article Hepatitis C infections soaring, fueled by prescription painkiller abuse by Liz Szabo of USA Today, Legal Action Center’s Director and President Paul Samuels is cited for his call to expand access to needle exchange programs to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. Samuels also calls for more substance use prevention and treatment, more medications to treat opioid addiction, and other harm reduction activities to combat the opioid epidemic and its consequences.
New Report: Improved Medication-Assisted Treatment Policy Could Combat Epidemic of 20 Million Americans with Untreated Addiction
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the reintroduction of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, Legal Action Center (LAC) released a report urging policymakers to take steps to address the growing opioid and heroin epidemic through more effective use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).