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US: Opioid Treatment Funds In Senate Bill Would Fall Far Short Of Needs
National Public Radio – July 20, 2017
Addiction treatment specialists warn that $45 billion is far from enough to address a crisis that has escalated across the United States in recent years, killing tens of thousands of people. There also would be ripple effects from that drop in funding, Smith says – grandparents taking care of grandkids, bankruptcies because of treatment costs, and more work for each county’s department of children and youth services. Smith also worries that less treatment would mean more people would be desperate to support their habit.