Steve Buron Recovery News & Thought
The White House commission on drug abuse has called on President Donald Trump to declare a nationwide state of emergency.
The appeal was sent Monday and detailed the startling statistic of opioid overdoses which have accumulated to what the office described as ‘September 11th every three weeks,’ with at least 142 cases to arise every day in the United States.
The report includes a proposal on more efficient ways to regulate the escalating issue, including providing federal agencies with more advanced sensory equipment in order to detect the deadly synthetic opioid, Fentanyl.
The report recommends insurance companies incorporate mental health and substance abuse treatment in their plans as they would physical health coverage.
If approved, hospital staff would be required to get waivers to medically assist treatment options for heroin and opioid addiction with the narcotic, Buprenorphine.
The drug commission suggests decree to allowing similar treatment in prisons as well as providing all law enforcement officers with the emergency narcotic overdose drug, Naloxone.
By next year, the President’s Commission hopes to create a monitoring system that oversees the issuing of prescription drugs nationwide.