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Road to Recovery: Improving Access to Addiction Care

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More than 1 in 10 adults and 1 in 4 young adults in the U.S. have a substance use disorder. The good news is that, with the right structures in place, treatment and recovery are possible. However, substance use treatment rates continue to be extremely low, recovery may take several attempts, and increases in fentanyl continue to claim many lives in the process.

This September, for National Recovery Month, join the Bipartisan Policy Center as we look at the state of the overdose crisis in the U.S., current policy discussions in Congress, and steps to improve access to addiction services that send people on the road to recovery.

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Ken Shatzkes, PhD | Program Director, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)


Jeffrey A. Singer, MD | Senior Fellow, Department of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Shelly Weizman, JD | Project Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Fireside Chat

Marielle Kress, MPP  | Senior Health Advisor, Majority Staff, Senate Finance Committee

Stuart Portman, MPH | Senior Health Policy Advisor, Minority Staff, Senate Finance Committee


Michele Gilbert, MPH | Senior Policy Analyst, Health Program, BPC


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