Ensuring access to mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services could not be more urgent or important than at this time. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that symptoms of anxiety disorder were approximately three times higher and prevalence of depression about four times higher among adults during the second quarter of 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.

Meanwhile, overdoses have spiked during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 40 states reporting increased opioid-related deaths, and an overall increase in overdoses of 18% between May of 2019 and 2020. At the same time, suicide rates have continued to rise, up 35% between 1999 and 2018, with early indications of additional increases in suicides more recently.

Our Covid-19 webpage is designed to help NABH members access important and applicable resources as they navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.

Removing Barriers to Care

Congress should eliminate outdated federal rules blocking access to cost-effective treatments.

Combating the SUD Crisis

Congress should increase access to substance use disorder treatment.

Expanding the Behavioral Health Workforce

Congress should expand the mental health and substance use disorder workforce.

CEO Update

  • CEO Update 192

    FDA Releases Guidance on Constructing Effective Clinical Trials for Devices The FDA on Thursday issued guidance about constructing effective clinical trials to develop medical devices that treat patients who misuse opioids. The new guidance is intended to improve both the design and development of clinical studies to provide a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for a device ...
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  • CEO Update 191

    House Ways and Means Committee Hearing Examines U.S. Child Welfare System and RTFs The House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday held a hearing about strengthening America’s child welfare system and protecting America’s children through reauthorizing Title IV-B, a child and youth foster-care program. Although committee members focused primarily on improving the nation’s child foster care system, ...
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  • CEO Update 190

    House Ways & Means Committee to Host Hearing Next Week on Strengthening Child Welfare The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to conduct a hearing next Wednesday, June 26 focused on strengthening child welfare by reauthorizing Title IV-B, a program serving children and youth in foster care. Policymakers are expected to review youth Residential Treatment ...
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  • CEO Update 189

    Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing and Releases Report on Youth RTFs In conjunction with a hearing Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee released Warehouse of Neglect: How Taxpayers Are Funding Systemic Abuse in Youth Residential Treatment Facilities, a partisan report that cites limitations and problems at youth RTFs and fails to recognize the critical care, treatment, and ...
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