By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Special to Valley News 

Save lives in California with medication-assisted treatments


Last updated 3/8/2019 at 12:17am

California’s opioid and heroin use disorder has become a major threat to public health, especially among the young.  Drug overdose, mostly from opioids, is the leading cause of death among those under 50, with nearly 2,000 Californians dying from opioid overdoses in 2016 alone. California has a severe lack of certified providers to treat the condition, however.

That’s why I have written Assembly Bill 319 along with Assemblymember Blanca Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, which will go a long way to encourage more providers and treatment options around our state, including underserved rural areas,...

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