Recovery leaders find new avenues forward in fight against addiction

As reported by Forbes, strides have been made in the fight against addiction in 2017. Mark Zuckerberg met with the recovery community in Dayton, Ohio; the Associated Press set recovery-friendly standards for journalists; and Google cracked down on unethical ads that support patient brokering.

Yet despite some big wins for recovery, there are numerous barriers that remain, and people are dying as a result. More than 21 million people are struggling with substance use disorder, only 10 percent of them are receiving help and more than 140 people lose their lives to overdose every day.

According to national leaders, startup founders and recovery advocates, the following are identified as priorities across both the public and private sectors to spur another year of action within the recovery movement.

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