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Our CEO, Creighton Drury, has been tapped to serve on the Emerging Threats Committee, which will help identify and respond to emerging drug threats across the United States.

We’ve joined with Facebook to launch a new public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the stigma that surrounds opioid addiction.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is taking place this Saturday, April 27, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where collection sites across the country will take back unused medications – no questions asked.

Join us on Thursday, April 18 from 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT for a Facebook Live discussion about substance use and mental health disorders in teens and young adults.

Certain insurance plans are legally required to cover benefits for addiction treatment under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Our new report shows that ACA Plans sold in many states in 2017 did not comply with these requirements. The report, Uncovering Coverage Gaps II: A Review and Comparison of Addiction Benefits in ACA Plans, demonstrates the need for policymakers to better implement and enforce laws that are meant to prohibit discriminatory insurance practices and ensure patients and families are able to obtain lifesaving care that is affordable.

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