Last week, President Trump declared that the opioid addiction crisis is now officially a nationwide public health emergency. He talked about ways to talk to kids to discourage them from doing drugs. He also vowed to provide quote "relief" for state governments looking to access Medicaid funding for drug treatment centers. However, he has not allocated a sum of money to help with any of this. So, how successful can the Trump administration be in combating this pandemic and what more could be done? John Coppola, Executive Director of the New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers, joins us.
Efforts to combat the opioid crisis are falling short
By Capital Tonight Staff | October 31, 2017 @6:43 PM