White House Advocates for Funding to Address Substance Use Disorder 

 Cites recent survey, says 3 out of 4 addicts go untreated.

The White House urged Congress to pass funding to provide treatment for those with substance abuse disorder this week, citing the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health to instill urgency. According to the survey, more than 48 million Americans experienced a substance abuse disorder in 2022, but only 1 in 4 were able to receive the treatment necessary to address the issue.

“Overdose deaths have flattened in 2022 and 2023 after sharp increases from 2019 to 2021. That’s progress. And it is important to recognize, but we still have a long way to go. And today’s data underscores this point,” said White House Drug Policy Director Rahul Gupta.

“The bottom line is that we’re dealing with a historic and unprecedented epidemic. And it requires historic and unprecedented funding to match the scale and President Biden’s supplemental funding request will help us get there.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Gupta as he advocates for funding to provide treatment for substance abuse.
  • For Secretary Becerra to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Health and Human Services Department.
  • For those who are addicted to substances to access the help that is available, as well as their families.

Sources: The Hill, Department of Health and Human Services


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