Minnesota experts welcome Trump’s declaration but hope it brings additional funds

[Star Tribune, October 27, 2017] Addiction and public health authorities in Minnesota welcomed President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on Thursday, saying they hope it will reduce stigma and promote treatment in a state where overdose deaths have soared in recent years.

“Individuals struggling with addiction had been [treated as] the stepchild of the family,” said Dr. Roger Laroche, medical director for addiction services at Allina Health. “If addiction is declared a national emergency, then families can openly discuss it at the dining room table.” Read more at startribune.com.

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