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Supporting Patient Centered Treatment for Drug Addiction Recovery

Title: Supporting Patient Centered Treatment for Drug Addiction Recovery

Summary:

The opioid epidemic is a crisis and it has been declared a State of Emergency in Florida. The Florida Democratic Party supports public health focused, comprehensive, outcome driven treatment and recovery support systems in order to reduce tragedies and save lives.

Resolution Language:

WHEREAS, the deadly opioid overdose epidemic has had a disproportionately disastrous effect on our state, costing the lives of thousands of Floridians;

WHEREAS, the Florida Democratic Party supports policies that prioritize the treatment of drug addiction over its criminalization.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party supports policies that distribute resources to addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery programs aimed at combating opioid and other drug addictions.

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the Florida Democratic Party believes that addiction prevention and recovery programs should not prevent people with chronic illness and/or disabled people to access necessary medications.