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.


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.