"[The bill] provides additional funding for studies that look at cutting-edge methamphetamine addiction treatments, such as replacement therapy. Under replacement therapy, doctors prescribe one or more pharmaceutical drugs to people with substance abuse problems to eliminate or reduce their use of problematic drugs and improve their mental and physical well-being. The most commonly known replacement therapies are the nicotine patch for cigarette addiction and methadone for heroin addiction."In other words, if this bill makes it through Congress intact, it would be a giant, progressive leap forward in the effort to ween America -- and Missouri -- off of meth.
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