ARLINGTON, Va., June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Advocates for Opioid Recovery (AOR) advisor former House Speaker
"This book is about the current state of America, so of course I needed to dedicate an entire chapter to the opioid epidemic that is devastating our country," Speaker Gingrich said. "If we fail to urgently combat this epidemic with real evidence-based treatments, a generation of Americans will be decimated because their fellow Americans refused to help them. That America would be far from great."
Gingrich's book, available on June 5, emphasizes AOR's strategic recommendations. The excerpts below highlight some of Gingrich's main points:
Ending the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction and medication-assisted treatment (MAT):
Removing insurance barriers to meaningful evidence-based treatment by fully enforcing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and by bringing "parity" to government-sponsored health plans:
Increasing America's clinical capacity to treatment people living with addiction:
Decriminalizing addiction by promoting evidence-based treatment in the criminal justice system:
Advocates for Opioid Recovery was founded by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, and civil rights activist Van Jones. "We are proud to stand behind Speaker Gingrich's efforts to raise public awareness using the platform his book provides," said Anne Woodbury, AOR Executive Director. "We echo his call to find innovative, lasting solutions that transcend politics and partisanship."
About Advocates for Opioid Recovery Advocates for Opioid Recovery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing a science-based, evidence-based treatment system that can reduce death and suffering from opioid addiction, and produce more long-term opioid addiction survivors who are positively engaged in their families and communities. For more information, visit http://www.opioidrecovery.org. Follow us on Twitter @AORecovery.
About Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich was the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich was first elected to Congress in 1978 where he served Georgia's 6th congressional district for 20 years. Today, he is a Fox News contributor and the author of 36 books, including 15 fiction and nonfiction New York Times best sellers. He has also been an advisor to President Donald Trump both during the 2016 campaign and the presidency. Gingrich received his bachelor's degree from Emory University and his master's and doctorate in Modern European History from Tulane University.
SOURCE Advocates for Opioid Recovery
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