Title

Opioid Emergency: Treating Addiction is a Criminal Justice Issue

UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Health and Criminal Justice Program

Publication Date

2017-10-26

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Justice involved populations, Medicaid, opioid crisis, public health, addiction treatment

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Huffington Post

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