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Opioid Crisis Call to Action

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HELP FIX THE OPIOID CRISIS
Increase Funding for Medication-Assisted-Treatment
Medication-
Assisted-Treatment combines prescriptions AND behavioral components
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
Includes Prescriptions
Adds Behavioral Treatments
Considered "Gold Standard"
of Care
Scientifically Proven
Sustainable
Cost Effective
Medication-Assisted-Treatment
Can Help...
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.

Increase applicable Medicaid funding
Declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency