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National Survey Finds Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer a Presidential Candidate Committed to Expanding Access to Addiction Treatment


December 1, 2015

BioPortfolio - With less than one year until Election 2016 and as America's addiction epidemic receives increasing attention from citizens and policymakers, a nationally representative survey finds that 73% of American voters favor a presidential candidate willing to expand access to addiction treatment and recovery services. This is a key finding of the 2015 MAP Recovery Network National Addiction and Recovery Survey commissioned by MAP Health Management and conducted by national survey research firm,The Mellman Group.

"We need to ensure our country's policies support reimbursement for outcomes-based addiction treatment, in order for every behavioral healthcare patient to get the help they need to achieve long-term recovery," said Dr. Thomas G. Kimball, Ph.D., LMFT, the George C. Miller Family Regents Professor, Director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University and a Clinical Director with MAP.

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