On June 13, H.R. 5102, the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018, passed the House. The bill provides student loan repayment to counselors and other behavioral health professionals working in a substance use disorder treatment job and is critical to increasing the addiction workforce.
Attention now turns to the Senate, where a companion bill, S. 2524, is awaiting a vote. We urge you to use NBCC’s Grassroots Action Center to contact your Senator today and tell them to include S. 2524 in the opioid package and strengthen the behavioral health workforce.
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