Addressing Substance Use Disorder, the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs, is a significant priority for attorneys general, many of whom host drug take back programs, awareness campaigns, and have advocated for increased access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Attorneys general regularly work with federal, state, and local health partners to address substance use issues. For more information on these programs and online resources, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) supports state and territory attorneys general in addressing ongoing challenges related to substance use. Some of these challenges include insufficient access to effective overdose prevention and substance use treatment services among impacted communities. To support the attorney general community in these efforts, NAAG conducts relevant policy analysis, research, and training. Learn more about the work of the NAAG Substance Use Committee and Marijuana Working Group.