Waldron bill to expand addiction treatment signed into law


Last updated 10/22/2021 at 11:57am

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron announced Oct. 11 that her bill to fund Medication Assisted Treatment programs for people in jail or community supervision who struggle with substance use disorder has been signed into law. Assembly Bill 653 will create a grant program to give counties flexible funding to provide addiction treatment to a population where it can do the most good.

“We need to break the cycle of addiction and incarceration, and this bill is a step in the right direction,” said Waldron. “MAT is one of the most effective ways of treating people with...

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