SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new article that's now live on The Hill: " The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation." This article, written and edited by Dana Connolly, Susan Logan-McCracken and Rachael Mattice, explains the outcome of the investigation of the opioid epidemic.
As this editorial notes, the opioid epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S. as overdose rates have reached epidemic proportions. Half a million Americans have died from a drug overdose over the past 15 years, the majority from opioids. An investigation was launched back in 2012 to determine the nature of the relationship between medical organizations setting guidelines for prescribing opioids and the manufacturers who sell them. The Senate Finance Committee still has the report sealed despite pressure from public health advocacy groups. This mysterious behavior by the government is leading to even greater speculation about who is responsible for this epidemic and why no one has been held accountable for all the deaths so far. "As the opioid addiction epidemic continues to worsen across the U.S., it's easy to point fingers at potential enablers," said Rachael Mattice, managing editor for Sovereign Health. "The key report mentioned in the article could provide solidified data behind these claims, which is not only important from a journalistic perspective, but also from a health care and public safety point of view. Sovereign Health is proud to be able to raise awareness to such important data that could impact the future of addiction treatment policies. In turn, we are also proud that we able to have a voice on a respected site such as The Hill." This new article follows a recent Sovereign Health editorial, " Is affordable healthcare affordable? Is it profitable?" This article discusses whether the Affordable Care Act is good or bad. About the AuthorsDana Connolly, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she translates current research into practical information. Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., is an editor for Sovereign Health and an award-winning author. Logan-McCracken has 25 years of experience as a journalist, most recently as the editor of Cat Fancy magazine. Rachael Mattice is the managing editor for Sovereign Health, leading a team of diversified managers, team leaders, writers and editors in the U.S. and India digital newsroom. About Sovereign Health Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.SovHealth.com. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150814/258633LOGO