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Reducing Opioid Abuse & Misuse
Explore current resources to reverse and prevent the national epidemic of opioid misuse and addiction.
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In addition to the work of the Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse, AMA continues to work with state medical societies to address legislation and regulation ranging from developing effective prescription drug monitoring programs, continuing medical education, restrictions on treatment for opioid use disorder as well as enactment of naloxone access and Good Samaritan overdose protections.

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More Physicians Trained to Treat Opioid Use Disorders

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, from 2012 to 2016 there has been an 81% increase in physicians certified to treat substance use disorders.