Federal government set to crack down on drug courts that fail addicts

Applicants for drug court grants will be required to affirm that they will allow access to substitution treatment
The Huffington Post (US)
Thursday, February 5, 2015

drug-courtThe federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, said Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. Drug courts that receive federal dollars will no longer be allowed to ban the kinds of medication-assisted treatments that doctors and scientists view as the most effective care for opioid addicts, Botticelli announced.