A newly concluded policy initiative recommends a state of emergency to address the opioid crisis by reforming treatment options and overdose prevention. These reforms include the following:

  • Equipping law enforcement with naloxone to reverse overdoses
  • Improving training on painkiller prescribing for doctors
  • Urging the state to monitor these prescriptions
  • Eradicating loopholes around medication-assisted recovery treatment
  • Allowing Medicaid funds to reimburse large treatment facilities

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