Weekly Roundup

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Treatment, Recovery & Prevention

Beckers Behavioral Health: Addiction Recovery Care’s unique approach to addiction treatment

The Daily Independent: ARC echoes U.S. Drug Czar’s call

WKRC-TV: Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana among top 10 states with most drug overdose deaths

PR Newswire: Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) Partners with Accelecom for Enhanced Connectivity and Support in Kentucky

LPM 89.3 WFPL News: VOCAL-KY urges Louisville Metro government to act on their plan to reduce drug overdoses

WEHT-TV: Governor Andy Beshear Attends Yellow Bank Recovery Center Ribbon Cutting

WIKY 104.1 Radio: Governor Will Be In Owensboro For Ribbon Cutting

WFIE-TV: Gov. Beshear makes double stop in Owensboro

KET (PBS): Transportation And Addiction Recovery

Medical Xpress: New study shows drug manufacturers actually increased opioid marketing after Kentucky’s Purdue pharma lawsuit


NBC News: A new bipartisan bill aims to increase access to fentanyl test strips amid overdose deaths

The Economist: Fentanyl is spreading the opioid crisis into America’s big cities

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): FDA Takes Steps to Facilitate Innovation for Devices Intended to Treat Opioid Use Disorder

AXIOS: A possible new way to prevent fentanyl overdoses: monoclonal antibodies

The Washington Post: Marijuana addiction is real. Those struggling often face skepticism.

The Wall Street Journal: How a Drug Maker Plans to Cut Off Money for Opioid Victims

The New York Times: Scenes From a City That Only Hands Out Tickets for Using Fentanyl

AXIOS: A major provider shortage bedevils Biden’s plan to boost mental health coverage

The Wall Street Journal: Why Opioid Settlements Worth Over $8 Billion Are at Risk of Falling Apart

NPR: A wasted chance to fight addiction? Opioid settlement cash fills a local budget gap

Medical Xpress: Opioid addiction starts at the ER, according to studies
Public Policy & Legislation Federal Legislation

H.R. 238 – Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act of 2023

H.R.1359 – Modernizing Opioid Treatment Access Act

H.R. 3355 – Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program Reauthorization Act of 2023

H.R.3333 – FEND Off Fentanyl Act

H.R. 4099: SUPPORT ActS.1235 – Bruce’s Law

S.606 – Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act

S.1532 – Alan T. Shao II Fentanyl Public Health Emergency and Overdose Prevention Act

STAT News: Mental illness, drug addiction go hand in glove, Biden’s drug czar tells lawmakers

The Hill: FDA approves first opioid reversal drug from a nonprofit company

National Conference of State Legislatures: A Dose of Relief: How States Are Spending Opioid Settlement Money

Behavioral Health Business: Behavioral Health Industry Flexes Lobbying Muscles to Shape Policy
Upcoming Events

Reach for Recovery Addiction Conference – September 26-27, 2023 – Louisville, Kentucky

Rx and Illicit Drug Summit – April 1-4, 2024 – Atlanta, Georgia