Help for youth addiction

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Every two days a young person in California dies from an opioid overdose. More and more opioid dependent children are treated in emergency departments than ever before – increasing by 54% over the past 10 years. While there is no single treatment or remedy for substance abuse, it is clear that early intervention programs aimed at youthful abusers are comprehensive and effective. That’s why I have joined with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, to co-author Assembly Bill 1031. The bill establishes the Youth Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program, which requires the Department of Health to establish community-based initiatives aimed at intervention and treatment for underage alcohol and drug abusers. In collaboration with counties and providers of SUD services, r
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