Survey Results – Report from the Commission on Combating Addiction and Opioid Crisis


We asked you to pick one topic from each category that you feel should be the top priority for Facing Addiction in the coming weeks and months in our survey regarding the recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.

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Opioid Addiction Prevention
Public-private media campaign to address addiction stigma and the danger of opioids: 28.24%
Reform of physician prescribing guidelines, regulations and patient education: 26.65%
Increase youth assessments such as Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): 24.95%
Improve the implementation and oversight of the Prescription Drug Monitoring (PDMP) Act: 7.98%
Increase border security to address the supply of illegal drugs entering the United States: 6.69%
Enhancement of federal sentencing penalties for the trafficking of fentanyl: 5.49%

Action: Add your name to our petition to the President and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) urging that the media campaign they develop include RECOVERY stories and not simply be another “Just Say No” campaign. Sign Here


Opioid Addiction Treatment, Overdose Reversal, and Recovery
Guidelines and reimbursement for Recovery Support Services (ex. peer programs, recovery housing): 27.96%
Increased access to Medication Assisted Treatment in public health and law enforcement settings: 26.58%
Development of quality measures addressing addiction screenings and treatment referrals: 15.12%
Expansion and support of Collegiate Recovery Programs and Campus Sober Housing models: 7.91%
Increased numbers of health care workers to states hardest hit with the opioid crisis: 7.71%
Development of best practices for sober living facilities: 6.52%
Development of best practices around naloxone (NARCAN) distribution: 4.35%
Implementation of monetary penalties for insurance parity violations: 3.85%

Action: Take our survey on Recovery Support Services so that we can deliver the results of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing & Urban Development, the Department of Justice, and other relevant federal agencies so they can determine which components are most critical and in need of resources. Survey Here


Research and Development
Increase funding to the National Institute of Health (NIH) for addiction specific research: 59.68%
Coordinate federal agencies to review and establish goals for pain management and addiction research: 40.32%

Action: Sign our letter to Congressional Leadership demanding more funding for the National Institute of Health. Sign Here


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