As you all know, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis nationwide, and Washington state is working hard to find solutions. WEAMA has recently been represented (by myself, Leslie and others) at several meetings in which acupuncture was discussed as part of the solution--both as a "front end" solution (i.e. "acupuncture before opioids") and also at the level of addiction.
WEAMA is grateful to be at the table of these discussions and we need the manpower to see us through the steps ahead. Leslie, our lobbyist, has done an excellent job getting our foot in the door and we are eager to see our profession included as these task forces move forward.
WEAMA is calling on its members who have experience on this issue, most urgently as related to the addiction side of the problem. This is a great opportunity to get involved and make a difference. Please reach out to us on the matter so we can put your skills to use in working with WEAMA and partner organizations. I'll post this to Facebook as well, so you can tag members in a comment there, too.
~Ash Goddard, WEAMA President