Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. We all know someone who has suffered the ultimate loss. Our family, our friends, our neighbors, our children. Nobody is immune from the addiction crisis. Today is a day to remember, reflect, and speak out. Overdoses are preventable. We must do more.
This is indeed a national emergency. Several weeks ago, President Trump stated his intention to declare a national emergency around the opioid epidemic. Since his statement – NO NATIONAL EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED TO DATE.
Words are one thing, taking action is another. Action is what we need. Thank you for taking action and signing our letter to the President urging him to declare a national emergency. Please take this link and post it on your social media pages and urge your family and friends to sign as well! https://www.facingaddiction.or
What would a national emergency mean? It could open up various new funding streams from the federal government. It could mean increased access to medically assisted treatment. And it could loosen restriction on using Medicaid dollars to gain access to treatment.
Show the President that you are willing to do more than talk – show him and his administration that you are willing to act. Please, take a moment today and post the link to our letter urging President Trump to turn his words into action and officially declare this national emergency. Again, the link to post is https://www.facingaddiction.or
Thank you for all that you do.
With warm regards,
Director of Outreach & Engagement