Counselors are at the forefront of the opioid crisis. The peripheral effects on families and children are severe and long-lasting. Congress has been active in passing legislation to address the crisis but more needs to be done. ACA will continue to advocate for the role of counselors in the federal effort.
You can read about Congress’s recent legislation to fight the opioid crisis here.
You can watch ACA’s Congressional briefing on opioids and counseling here.
Click here for a comprehensive list of federal resources already in place for fighting the opioid crisis.
You can find the Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids here.