Is Congress at last awakening to the addiction crisis?

The 1st stimulus package provided almost $2.5trillion for emergency relief – but barely more than a 100th of 1% was for mental health & addiction treatment. The House recently passed a 4th stimulus bill, the Heroes Act, which provides $3billion for mental health & substance use programs. The Senate bill, the Heals Act, proposes a $4.5billionĀ investment in this area. The Hill updates us. Let’s hope it’s not disproportionately for Big Pharma.