SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6) Gets 98-1 Vote

Next Step: To The President

In nearly unanimous fashion the United States Congress has passed bill H.R.6 through the House and Senate. Congress is currently Resolving Differences, in which the bill will then proceed to the President’s desk. Introduced to Congress in June of this year (2018) by Rep. Greg Walden, H.R.6 has been named the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

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“An Act to provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, and for other purposes.”

See how they voted – Vote Number 221 Summary

SUPPORT Stands For:

Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment

Let’s break down this specific statement and see how the bill is providing answers towards taking action against the current issues our country is facing.

Substance Use Disorder Prevention – Demonstration Project, Drug Management Programs, Telehealth Services Improved, Drug Review and Utilization Requirements

Promotes Opioid Recovery – Post-Surgical Pain Management, Detection and Monitoring of Fentanyl and other Synthetic Opioids

Promotes Opioid Treatment – Coverage for Services Provided by Certified Opioid Treatment Programs, Temporarily Requires Coverage of Medication-Assisted Treatment

The structure around this bill was completed to directly identify our nations’ need to combat the opioid epidemic along with the drug overdose crisis within the United States.

Prescott House Continues To Take Action

Opioid misuse has been a major problem in our country. Our Clinical Staff is actively treating individuals suffering from these dangerously addictive substances. From withdrawal to detox and dependency to sobriety our licensed therapists are resolving these issues using immediate solutions that are producing long-term results. Getting these men to reacclimate as healthy, productive members of society, as well as maintaining sobriety, is our ultimate goal at Prescott House.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, reach out to us at (866) 425-4673.

Use our Opioid Risk Tool for a quick assessment to help determine the severity of opioid use.

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