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President Trump’s commission recognizes the opioid crisis as a top priority.

On November 1, 2017, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a final report with 56 recommendations for fighting the epidemic.The President’s Opioid Commission, Final Report (2017).

Recommendations target funding, prevention, addiction treatment, overdose reversal, and recovery.Also see Vedan Anthony-North and Leah Pope, “New White House Report Outlines Recommendations to Stem the Tide of Drug Overdose Deaths,” Vera Institute of Justice, August 11, 2017. In the criminal justice system sphere, the commission made recommendations to equip all law enforcement officers with naloxone, expand drug courts to all federal judicial districts, and increase access to medication-assisted treatment in the criminal justice system for people detained pretrial.The President’s Opioid Commission, Final Report (2017), at 16.