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From telemedicine to transportation assistance to culturally appropriate care, panelists at the... more »
posted 03/08/16
Even as the ACA transforms the nation’s health care system, its future remains uncertain. But no... more »
posted 04/24/15
Over the past two years, I’ve spoken with dozens of Kentuckians battling prescription drug abuse.... more »
posted 12/18/12

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Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, NARA, offers inpatient and outpatient drug treatment and a 70-bed residential program in Portland, Oregon.

Research from across the nation shows that treating drug addiction reduces crime and medical expenses while boosting employment, meaning every dollar spent on treatment actually saves an average of $7.

This organization receives more than 40,000 calls a year to its crisis lines, which guide addicts through those dark moments by connecting them with the treatment they need.