Congressional Bills Would Support Addiction Careers

The Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 (HR 5818 and S 2843) would authorize an expansion of federally funded graduate medical education slots for programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and pain medicine.

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The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (HR 5102 and S 2524) would repay up to $250,000 in loans for physicians and other health professionals who commit up to 6 years providing substance use care in a Mental Health Professional Shortage Area or county with an overdose mortality rate above the national average.

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