April 13, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Rural communities are approaching a perfect storm with a major farm crisis looming and an aging population. Opioid and other drug problems also continue to escalate, and many rural communities face frequent and tragic overdose deaths.
At the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, underscored the federal strategy for the opioid crisis with a rare public health advisory issued from his office on the use of naloxone.
At a National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit plenary session, White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway discussed administration strategies to bolster the prevention, interdiction and treatment responses to the epidemic.
To continue the momentum of CARA 2016, a bipartisan group of senators introduced CARA 2.0, which would authorize $1 billion for prevention, law enforcement, treatment and recovery. Experts see it as a positive indicator.
February 23, 2018 | Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
As leaders of behavioral health programs, we all call on our national leaders to begin with us a road to recovery from the Parkland tragedy. We grieve for the families. They also deserve our action to identify and implement solutions.