Trump Outlines Steps To Address Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is outlining “aggressive steps” to address the nation’s addiction to opioids. Trump says it’s the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.

Speaking in the East Room of the White House, the president says he is directing federal agencies to do everything in their power to combat the crisis.

Trump says that includes a “massive advertising campaign” reaching out to young people to avoid prescription drugs.

Trump also says his administration will soon provide “relief” for state governments looking to access Medicaid funding for drug treatment centers with more than 16 beds.

Trump is also promising more research funding for opioid alternatives. He says the administration will be “spending lots of money coming up with a nonaddictive solution.”

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