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ABC7’s California Spotlight Takes a Look at the Opioid Epidemic in California

In this spotlight by ABC7, Marlies Perez, Division Chief of the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division at DHCS, explains the role of the MAT Expansion Project in expanding access to treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders and combating the stigma that prevents individuals from seeking treatment. An individual who has overcome a long-standing addiction through the help of MAT stated, “I joined life because methadone helped me.”

California Spotlight: Opioid Epidemic from Harbage Consulting on Vimeo.