In an article for Behavioral Health Business, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson commented on how substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, rehabilitation centers and other behavioral health providers should expect settlement money that is intended to help them support those affected by the opioid crisis. Wilson said it would be problematic if those funds were misused in the way that tobacco settlement money was during the 1990s.
“This money is for people whose lives were destroyed,” Wilson said. “It can help with all kinds of things like medication assisted therapy. That stuff’s expensive and that’s for life. We’re talking about a really long time.”
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