The report could not be more timely. Dr. Murthay is calling out our nation's dire need to invest in addiction care at the very moment when what healthcare looks like, and who has access to it, is up for consideration in Washington. Millions of Americans are at risk for being cut off from the lifeline that health insurance provides, including treatment for substance use disorders. The Surgeon General's report gifts us sound recommendations for how we can pull our country out of this crisis. Clearly we have the tools and roadmap to restore the health of our loved ones struggling with addiction, to protect our children from alcohol and illicit drugs, and to reduce the devastating cost of substance misuse and addiction on our communities and our country as a whole. The only moral question that should be ascribed to addiction is what we, as a nation, are willing to do about it."
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