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More than 2 million Americans will suffer from addiction to opioids in 2018.

 
Text CRISIS to 50589 to find out what Congress is doing to combat the opioid crisis.

Text CRISIS to 50589 to find out what Congress is doing to combat the opioid crisis.

H.R. 6:

The Support for Patients and Communities Act

The underlying text of H.R. 6 includes several Medicaid, Medicare, and public health reforms to help combat the opioid crisis. The policies contained in the bill were advanced through regular order by the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees.
H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act, is a bipartisan bill that will help in our overall efforts to combat the opioid crisis by advancing treatment and recovery initiatives, improving prevention, protecting our communities, and bolstering our efforts to fight deadly illicit synthetic drugs like fentanyl.

H.R. 6 HAS PASSED.
This bill is the vehicle by which the majority of the bills to combat the opioid crisis will move over to the Senate.

 

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The opioid crisis is hurting Americans nationwide

The map below displays the number of opioid-related deaths per state

Our 4 Critical Steps to Combating the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is wreaking havoc on families and communities all across America. Hundreds of thousands of American lives have been cut short by prescription drug abuse. That is why House Republicans have made combating this crisis a top priority.

Here are four ways House Republicans are using legislation to help fight the opioid crisis:

1. Treatment and Recovery

 
  • Improve and expand access to treatment and recovery services
  • Provide incentives for enhanced care, coordination, and innovation 
  • Establish comprehensive opioid recovery centers
 
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2. Prevention

  • Encourage non-addictive opioid alternatives to treat pain
  • Improve data to identify and help at-risk patients and families
  • Address high prescribing rates while enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs
 
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3. Protecting Communities

  • Give law enforcement tools to get dangerous drugs out of our communities
  • Better intercept illicit opioids at international mail facilities
  • Improve access to federal resources for local communities
 
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4. Fighting Fentanyl

  • Better tackle ever-changing synthetic drugs
  • Crack down on foreign shipments of illicit drugs
  • Provide grants for local communities to combat fentanyl
 
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Legislation to Combat the Opioid Crisis

HR 2147 — PASSED HOUSE
Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act

HR 2851 INTRODUCED
The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act

HR 3192 — PASSED HOUSE
CHIP Mental Health Parity Act

HR 3331 — PASSED HOUSE
Legislation to encourage the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology by behavioral health providers

HR 4275 — PASSED HOUSE
Empowering Pharmacists in theFight Against Opioid Abuse Act

HR 4284 — PASSED HOUSE
Indexing Narcotics, Fentanyl and Opioids (INFO) Act

HR 449 — PASSED HOUSE
Synthetic Drug Awarness Act

HR 4635 — PASSED HOUSE
Peer-2-Peer Counseling Act

HR 4684 — PASSED HOUSE
Ensuring Access to Quality Sober Living Act

HR 5002 — PASSED HOUSE
ACE Research Act

HR 5009 — PASSED HOUSE
Jessie's Law

HR 5041 — PASSED HOUSE
Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act

HR 5102 — PASSED HOUSE
Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act

HR 5176 — PASSED HOUSE
Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms (POWER) Act

HR 5197 — PASSED HOUSE
Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) in the Emergency Department Act

HR 5261 — PASSED HOUSE
TEACH to Combat Addiction Act

HR 5272 — PASSED HOUSE
Reinforcing Evidence-based Standards Under Law in Treating Substance Abuse (RESULTS) Act

HR 5294 — PASSED HOUSE
Treating Barriers to Prosperity Act

HR 5327 — PASSED HOUSE
Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act

HR 5329 — PASSED HOUSE
Poison Center Network Enhancement Act

HR 5353 — PASSED HOUSE
Eliminating Opioid-Related Infectious Diseases Act

HR 5473 — PASSED HOUSE
Better Pain Management Through Better Data Act

HR 5483 — PASSED HOUSE
Special Registration for Telemedicine Clarification Act

HR 5582 — PASSED HOUSE
Abuse Deterrent Access Act

HR 5583 — PASSED HOUSE
Requiring Medicaid Programs to Report on All Core Behavioral Health Measures

HR 5587 — PASSED HOUSE
Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act

HR 5590 - PASSED HOUSE
Opioid Addiction Action Plan Act

HR 5605 PASSED HOUSE
Advancing High Quality Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Medicare Act

HR 5676 — PASSED HOUSE
Stop Excessive Narcotics in our Retirement Communities Protection Act

HR 5685 — PASSED HOUSE
Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act

HR 5686 INTRODUCED
Medicare CHOICE Act

HR 5723 — PASSED HOUSE
Expanding Oversight of Opioid Prescribing and Payment Act

HR 5735INTRODUCED
Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act of 2018 (THRIVE) Act

HR 5752 — PASSED HOUSE
Stop Illicit Drug Importation Act

HR 5762 — PASSED HOUSE
Joint Task Force to Combat Opioid Trafficking Act

HR 5773 — PASSED HOUSE
Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act

HR 5774 — PASSED HOUSE
Combating Opioid Abuse for Care in Hospitals Act

HR 5775 — PASSED HOUSE
Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources Act

HR 5796 - PASSED HOUSE
REACH OUT Act

HR 5797 — PASSED HOUSE
Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act

HR 5800 — PASSED HOUSE
Medicaid IMD ADDITIONAL INFO Act

H.R. 5801 - PASSED HOUSE
Medicaid PARTNERSHIP Act

H.R. 5811 - PASSED HOUSE
Long-Term Opioid Efficacy Act

HR 5812 — PASSED HOUSE
Creating Opportunities the Necessitate New and Enhancd Connections That Improve Opioid Navigation Strategies (CONNECTIONS) Act

HR 5889 — PASSED HOUSE
Recognizing Early Childhood Trauma Related to Substance Abuse Act

HR 5890 — PASSED HOUSE
Assisting States' Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act

HR 5891 — PASSED HOUSE
Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act

HR 5892 — PASSED HOUSE
Creation of Advisory Committee to advise the Secretary of Labor regarding opioid abuse impacts on the workforce

HR 6082 — PASSED HOUSE
Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act

HR 6110PASSED HOUSE
Dr. Todd Graham Pain Management, Treatment, and Recovery Act