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Health Insurance Providers Increase Access To Addiction Treatment

posted by AHIP

on December 13, 2019

Introduction

The consequences of substance use disorders and the opioid crisis are profound: on average, 130 people die every day from an opioid-related overdose1 and 3,900 people will use a prescription opioid outside of legitimate medical purposes.2 Substance abuse costs our nation more than $740 billion annually in crime, lost work productivity, and health care.3 The impact is broad, affecting the health care system, social services, communities, and the economy.
1 Opioid Overdose, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/index

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