Mental health and addiction practitioners rely on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices for vetted treatment options, and they are concerned.

Trump officials froze a federal database of addiction and mental health treatments. Nobody’s sure why. Department canceled the contract of the organization that oversees the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, a federal database of vetted and approved interventions to treat drug addiction and mental illness, The Washington Post reports. HHS officials froze the website in September, meaning no new treatments have been added in the past 90 days, and mental health and substance abuse specialists are both concerned about the database’s future and confused as to why the Trump administration is changing the registry after 20 years. http://theweek.com/speedreads/748091/trump-officials-froze-federal-database-addiction-mental-health-treatments-nobodys-sure-why

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