New England Governors’ letter urges Congressional leaders to expand opioid treatment workforce

All six New England governors signed a letter yesterday to Congress urging passage of the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act, which would expand the types of providers available to deliver important opioid addiction medications. The six states have worked together to address the growing opioid addiction crisis. The bill would help ease long waiting lists for treatment across New England and the nation. At CSG-ERC’s 2014 annual meeting, we heard from patients and providers struggling with the crisis in the ERC region. We also heard from experts on the most effective treatments and state policies to address the problem.