Drug and alcohol treatment is a significant portion of all healthcare spending.
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Most addicts require inpatient treatment.
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Treatment isn’t usually successful for those with a serious addiction.
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Only 10% of those who need treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol are able to get it.
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Treating addiction is not like treating an upset stomach. When people try to kick addiction and fail, it is a matter of will, not a matter of medicine.
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Screening and brief intervention for emergency room patients is too costly and would bankrupt most county hospitals.
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Most people who use drugs are out of work or unemployable.
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Your son is admitted to the hospital for the third time this year as a result of an injury caused by over consumption of alcohol. As a matter of procedure the hospital will screen him for a substance abuse problem?
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Funding for substance abuse treatment in Texas has increased over time.
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Stigma plays a significant role in our state’s ability to effectively deal with the public health crisis of drug and alcohol addiction.
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People don’t need treatment. They can just go to AA or NA.
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The addict has to want help or treatment won’t work.
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A portion of the Texas state alcohol taxes go toward treatment programs.
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Trump Declares the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency
“The opioid crisis is an emergency, and I’m saying officially right now,” Trump said. “We’re going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis.” Trump, speaking after a security briefing at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. on Thursday, said his administration is preparing the paperwork for the declaration. Doing so was the most urgent recommendation coming from President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis interim recommendations. This executive action would make the epidemic a top priority and allow the Cabinet to take “bold steps” toward combating drug abuse according to the Commission’s letter. Declaring a national emergency removes some barriers and places urgency behind waiving some federal rules such as the IMD Exclusion rule which prohibits the use of federal funds for Medicaid patients in residential mental health or substance-use disorder treatment centers with more than 16 beds. It would also put pressure on Congress to provide more funding and enhance the administration’s ability to make grants and conduct investigations.
Source:  Fox News