Remove barriers to evidence-based treatment for SUDs, co-occurring mental illness and pain. These include improved enforcement of laws and policies to ensure access to medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD), including buprenorphine, methadone, extended-release naltrexone therapies, and co-occurring mental illness. Particular emphasis must be placed on ensuring protections for justice-involved individuals and for youth, peripartum, pregnant, postpartum and parenting individuals. This includes working to keep families together safely and eliminating health inequities that disproportionately harm marginalized and minoritized communities.

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