U.S. Allows States More Medicaid For Drug Treatment

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In the throes of an opioid epidemic that killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, the nation’s supply of residential treatment slots falls far short of the number needed to serve everyone who walks in, gets dropped off by police, or is transferred from a hospital or crisis center. Waitlists persist almost everywhere, primarily because of a growing number of people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!