Opioid Emergency: Treating Addiction is a Criminal Justice Issue

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Julie White, LICSW
University of Massachusetts Medical School

President Donald Trump on Oct. 26 declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Many who can’t get treatment for addiction end up behind bars. A blog on The Huffington Post from Julie White of the Health and Criminal Justice Program discusses removing an antiquated Medicaid exclusion related to inpatient addiction treatment.

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