Trump’s Administration’s Statement

  • In December of 2017, the Trump Administration issued a response to the final recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
  • This response acknowledged the value and effectiveness of warm handoff interventions, listing them as examples of best practices in the treatment of opioid addiction and overdose.
  • It established that the period following an overdose reversal “can provide a unique window of opportunity to engage survivors, to link them directly to substance abuse treatment and peer recovery support services, and to equip them and their family members with naloxone and train them in its administration in the event of a future overdose.”
  • The Trump Administration noted that the period following a patient’s overdose reversal is ideal “to initiate medication for the treatment of opioid addiction that can be continued in outpatient settings.”


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