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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).
The Legal Action Center has elected two new members to serve on its board of directors: Kamran Masood, a principal in the Forensic Practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and John J. Suydam, Chief Legal Officer of Apollo Global Management, LLC.
LAC President Paul Samuels Discusses Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Addiction Blog Interview
The interview followed the release of LAC’s new report, “Confronting an Epidemic: The Case for Eliminating Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment of Heroin and Opioid Addiction”. It includes a detailed discussion about the types of medications currently available for the treatment of opioid addiction, the barriers that exist that prevent people from receiving these life-saving treatments, and ways to expand access to MAT. It also reminds readers about the lives we can save by making these treatments more available.