State and federal policy change can save lives. Learn about our work and see how you can help.
Improving the quality of addiction care and our capacity to treat it
Addiction is treatable, but access is limited. Through policy change, substance use disorder treatment can become a part of mainstream medicine.
Providing better training for health care providers
More Americans than ever need addiction treatment. Health care professionals need to have the right training in order to provide the right addiction care.
Adopting common-sense addiction prevention strategies
Stopping addiction before it starts involves investing in addiction prevention programs, delivering early intervention and treatment, and enacting effective tracking programs.
Regulating spending of opioid litigation funds
For years, prescription opioids were improperly marketed. Now, opioid makers and distributors are being held to account. Lawsuit settlements must be spent on addiction treatment—not on filling gaps in state budgets.
Ensuring equal insurance coverage for mental health and addiction
All medical conditions should be covered equally by health insurance. States need parity laws to provide crucial enforcement details.