The main objective of his executive order to create a commission that is tasked with publishing a report on what to do about America's deadliest drug crisis ever.  The administration's decision to prioritize this urgent public health issue is promising.  Drug policy experts are already calling the commission a meaningless step in the battle aganist the opioid problem, particulary since Trump wants to cut funding for opioid treatment.  That would be a proposed $100 million in cuts to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's mental health block grants, which would impact some addiction services."

The commission will be led by Chris Christie, and include Attorney Genral Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Heatlh and Human Services Tom Price, Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, yet many positions in the government haven't even been filled, and are absent from this panel.

As reported by the Surgeon General's report state, "Substance use disorder treatment in the United States remains largely segregated from the rest of health care and serves only a fraction of those in need of treatment.  Only 10 percent of people with an addiction of any kind get treatment, and more than 40 percent also have a mental health condition, yet fewer than half get treatment.

There are already opioid task forces! 

The Obama administration made treatment for mental health and addiction an essential health benefit through the Affordable Care Act. 

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