Increase Funding for Medication-Assisted-Treatment
Assisted-Treatment combines prescriptions AND behavioral
Every day in the US...
A call to action from the Society of Behavioral Medicine
and the Society for Health Psychology
$150 million is spent in health and societal costs related to opioids
78 people die from opioid-related overdose
= 1 death
= $10 million
650,000 opioid prescriptions are dispensed
= 10,000 prescriptions
Adds Behavioral Treatments
Considered "Gold Standard"
Congress Must Act...
Limited or non-existent coverage and reimbursement by third-party payers and insurance companies for behavioral interventions means many programs fail to integrate the behavioral component of Medication-Assisted-Treatment.