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Sen. Sherrod Brown announces plan to increase drug treatment for Ohioans

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A record number of people have died in the Mahoning Valley and state-wide because of the heroin and opiate epidemic plaguing the nation.

On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D) introduced a plan he believes would substantially increase drug treatment for people addicted to heroin and other opiates.

If it would become law, "The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act" would enable more health care providers to treat a larger numbers of patients struggling with addiction.

"So, that people who have drug abuse or drug addiction who've been abusing oxycontin or oxycodone or heroin or other opiods can get the treatment they need, making them more productive citizens, keeping them out of emergency rooms and in some cases from premature death," said Senator Brown.

The TREAT Act would also allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to administer medication-assisted therapy to addicts.

 

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