Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra today announced the release of the new HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy, designed to increase access to the full range of care and services for individuals who use substances that cause overdose, and their families. This new strategy focuses on the multiple substances involved in overdose and the diverse treatment approaches for substance use disorder.
"With this new strategy, we're breaking new ground to address the full range of drug use and addiction that can result in overdose and death," said Secretary Becerra. "We're changing the way we address overdoses. Our new strategy focuses on people -- putting the very individuals who have struggled with addiction in positions of power. And thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we can address what so many people have seen in recent years: a rise in overdoses that can risk a person's life – and affect their entire family."
To further discuss the Overdose Prevention Strategy, the HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs invites you to join us on Friday, October 29 at 3:30 PM ET for a Stakeholder Briefing.
The Stakeholder Briefing will include remarks from:
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For more information on the announcement, please see the materials below: