Policy


It appears more likely than ever that both sides of Congress will soon follow through with a response to America’s addiction crisis. That’s the good news. The other news: While the bill that was approved 407-5 Friday by the U.S. House represents important progress in the federal approach to addiction, […]

Comprehensive Addiction Legislation Falls Short, Lacks Needed Funding



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Asking any behavioral health professional, perhaps any professional in any field, and you will find quickly that one of the largest obstacles that they strive to overcome is silos. These can be silos of care, silos of information sharing, or silos of silence causing duplicated services and wasted fiscal spending. […]

The Intersection of Reform: Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health





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On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control issued new federal guidelines on the prescribing of opioids by primary care physicians, specifically for patients that do not fall into the categories of end-of-life, cancer, and palliative care. The guidelines mark the work of nearly 24 months of work by governmental agencies […]

Efforts to Mitigate Risk, CDC Guidelines for Opioid Therapy Released




(Originally posted and written in partnership with Youth Today) For the past five years, Young People in Recovery has worked within the youth and young adult recovery advocacy space to normalize recovery from substance use disorders, creating recovery-ready communities through our grassroots volunteer chapters and contracted programming in more than 90 […]

Many Paths to Recovery: Reducing Shame, Increasing Self-Advocacy