Rockville, MD (January 15, 2019) – The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose (CSOO) is thrilled to welcome the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) as a new member of the coalition. NABH represents provider systems that are committed to the high-quality clinical care for people with mental health and substance use disorders. NABH is a leader in advocating for public policies to improve Americans’ access to and coverage for high-quality, clinically effective behavioral healthcare prevention and treatment.
“We are excited to have NABH join the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose,” said Dr. Corey Waller, Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) Legislative Advocacy Committee. “NABH is a demonstrated leader in advocating for policies to improve the public health for those with mental health and substance use disorder. We look forward to working with them to change the conversation about what it means to have a substance use disorder and effect policy change to strengthen the substance use disorder treatment workforce and increase equitable access to evidence-based addiction treatment.”
About the Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose
The Coalition to Stop Opioid Overdose is a coalition of local, regional and national groups that are committed to advancing meaningful legislative and regulatory policies in response to the opioid overdose epidemic. The Coalition seeks to address the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic by engaging policy makers, public health leaders, chronic pain and addiction specialists, individuals in and seeking recovery and family members, so that legislation and policies get the support and funding needed.