The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis has called on President Donald Trump to declare a nationwide state of emergency.
The appeal was sent Monday along with a report detailing the startling statistic of opioid overdoses that have accumulated to 'September 11th every three weeks,' as 142 cases currently arise every day in the United States.
The report includes a proposal on more efficient ways to regulate the escalating issue, including providing federal agencies with more advanced sensory equipment in order to detect the deadly synthetic opioid, Fentanyl.
The report recommends insurance companies incorporate mental health and substance abuse treatment in their plans as they would physical health coverage.
If approved, hospital staff would be required to get waivers to medically assist treatment options for heroin and opioid addiction with the narcotic, Buprenorphine.
The White House drug commission said opioid overdoses in the U.S. have accumulated to 'September 11th every three weeks,' with 142 cases arising every day in the United States
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about opioid and drug abuse in the Cabinet Room at the White House on March 29, 2017
President Donald Trump, right, speaks while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens during an opioid and drug abuse listening session in the White House on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
The drug commission suggests decree to allowing similar treatment in prisons as well as providing all law enforcement officers with the emergency