U.S. Surgeon General Addresses UNGASS 2016 on Addiction

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U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, addressed UNGASS 2016 about the war on drugs in the U.S. In his speech, he talks about addiction being a public health problem which requires a public health solution. Murthy said, “Addiction is a chronic illness which must be treated with skill, urgency, and compassion. People living with addiction need support and treatment.” Rather than incarcerating those suffering from addiction, we must provide education, prevention, and treatment in order to resolve this problem. Click HERE to listen to his full speech on Facebook.