GOP health bill would make the world’s worst drug crisis even worse
Vice - 06/22/2017
There’s an abundance of research that shows medically assisted treatments (MAT) such as the administration of methadone and Suboxone are the best way to help people get clean, but there’s still a stigma surrounding these methods because they’re seen as swapping one addictive substance for another. It’s extremely difficult for opioid users to get access to MAT in some conservative states, and that won’t change under the Republican plan.
“Just spending money on treatment is not enough,” said Leo Beletsky, associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University. “You have to spend it on treatment that actually works.”