We asked for your predictions for 2017, and you delivered. Here’s what you’re expecting in the coming year. (Responses are lightly edited for length and clarity.)
More recognition of addiction as a disease
In 2017, we expect there to be increasing recognition of addiction as a disease requiring medical treatment, and better reimbursement for pharmacotherapy.
Additionally, we anticipate increased abuse of more potent opioids such as fentanyl, but also increasing access to medical treatment for opioid addiction, especially on the back of the surgeon general’s recently released report, “Facing Addiction in America.”