Substance Use Disorder

Sep 28, 2018
The House of Representatives today passed by a vote of 393-8 the final version of the Opioid Crisis Response Act (H.R. 6).
May 15, 2020
The National Academies of Sciences Engineering, and Medicine released recommendations for improving outcomes and metrics associated with four grant programs funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help reduce opioid-related harm and promote recovery from substance…
Apr 28, 2020
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration awarded $450 million in grants, including $250 million in emergency COVID-19 funding, to expand access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment services through certified community behavioral health clinics.
Mar 5, 2020
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., reintroduced the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act, AHA-supported legislation that would modernize privacy regulations affecting the disclosure of substance use disorder treatment records to better enable health care providers to…
Mar 3, 2020
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing titled “Combatting an Epidemic: Legislation to Help Patients with Substance Use Disorders.” 
Jan 14, 2020
Nearly 72,600 Americans died from alcohol-related causes in 2017, double the number in 1999, according to a new study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health.
Dec 19, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today selected 10 states to receive funding under the Maternal Opioid Misuse Model to help coordinate and integrate health care and other services for pregnant and postpartum Medicaid enrollees with opioid use disorders beginning in 2021.
Dec 5, 2019
The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus and the Association of American Medical Colleges today sponsored a Capitol Hill briefing to highlight the urgent nationwide need for more physicians to treat substance use disorders.
Nov 7, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday released guidance for state Medicaid agencies implementing Section 5052 of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act of 2018.
Nov 6, 2019
The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, of which the AHA is a sponsor, yesterday concluded a two-day meeting on progress to combat the opioid crisis.