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March 2016

Facing Addiction

On October 5, 2015, over 500 advocates from across the country joined together on Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet with their elected leaders and discuss the importance of passing the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA). Their work and that of countless others has paid off – just now, the Senate passed CARA in a very challenging political environment. This is a critical step in seeing this vital piece of federal legislation through to final passage.

But we are not there yet – CARA still must pass the House of Representatives before it can be signed into law. This will take work – from our allied organizations to each and every one of you on the ground, we must reach out to our elected leaders in every way possible. Can you help move our efforts forward today and click here to make a donation of $25 or more to help us mount a robust campaign focused on the House of Representatives?

Lives are on the line and we can not afford to wait. CARA is a landmark piece of legislation. Just a few of its goals are to:

  • Expand prevention and educational efforts to prevent the use of opioids and heroin and to promote treatment and recovery
  • Expand recovery support for students in high school or enrolled in institutions of higher learning
  • Expand and develop community-based recovery supports across the country
  • Strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs to help states monitor and track prescription drug diversion and to help at-risk individuals access services

In order for Facing Addiction and our partners to get CARA to the finish line, we need your help today. Please, click here to contribute $25 or more as we launch into the final stages of an effort you helped start! 

Thank you for all you do. Together, we will continue Facing Addiction.

Regards,

The Facing Addiction Team

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