In the United States, were 52,404 deaths as a consequence of an over dose in 2015. This also includes the 33,091 (63.1%) which were exposed to an opioid of sorts. Generally, the numbers state there are 91 overdose deaths per day.In 20-16, approximately 11.5 million Americans more than 12, have abused the pharmaceutical pain meds each day as per a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Shockingly, approximately 948,000 or 0.3% of Americans more than 12 have tried or used heroin in 2016. This, of course, poses a problem for all the nation. President Trump stated numerous times that this dilemma must come as a priority, and that else to select the charge in this matter other than Kelly Anne Conway?! White House counselor Kelly Anne Conway has been now put in charge of handling the drug misuse that has grabbed America.
In a Wednesday media brief, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Conway will be the go to person when it comes to working with fighting opioid addiction. In his media conference, Sessions said that Conway would “coordinate and lead the effort from the White House.”The president has made it type of White House priority,” said Sessions.We hope Kellyanne Conway to complete an incredible career, and we commend in making the proper choice President Trump.
This is what the White House said in a statement:
A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY: President Donald J. Trump is mobilizing his entire Administration to address drug addiction and opioid abuse by directing the declaration of a Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioids crisis.
• The action allows for expanded access to telemedicine services, including services involving remote prescribing of medicine commonly used for substance abuse or mental health treatment.
• The action helps overcome bureaucratic delays and inefficiencies in the hiring process, by allowing the Department of Health and Human Services to more quickly make temporary appointments of specialists with the tools and talent needed to respond effectively to our Nation’s ongoing public health emergency.
• The actions allow the Department of Labor to issue dislocated worker grants to help workers who have been displaced from the workforce because of the opioid crisis, subject to available funding.
• The action allows for shifting of resources within HIV/AIDS programs to help people eligible for those programs receive substance abuse treatment, which is important given the connection between HIV transmission and substance abuse.
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FIGHTING BACK: The Trump White House has moved quickly to address the drug addiction and opioid crisis, with the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis leading the way.
• In March 2017, President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, with the following stated mission: “to study the scope and effectiveness of the Federal response to drug addiction and the opioid crisis and to make recommendations to the President for improving that response.”
President Trump eagerly awaits the Commission’s final report so that he can review their findings and recommendations.
• Since President Trump took office, more than $1 billion in funding has been allocated or spent directly addressing the drug addiction and opioid crisis.This is a serious problem and Trump is serious about fixing it.