April 14, 2016

CADCA’s Call to Action for More CARA Co-Sponsors

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act is slated for mark-up in the House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee the last week of this month and House leadership announced floor time for opioid bills, including CARA, during the 2nd week of May.

This news makes our goal to reach 200 co-sponsors in the next month even more important. We are at 112 co-sponsors and need your help to reach our goal of 200 co-sponsors by April 30th. The more co-sponsors we have, the greater the likelihood CARA will pass the House.

This bi-partisan legislation provides numerous provisions aimed at tackling the nation’s prescription drug abuse and heroin overdose epidemic, including a $5 million enhancement grant program for current and former Drug-Free Communities grantees to address prescription drug, heroin, and methamphetamine crises locally.

CADCA, which endorsed the legislation and actively advocated for its passage, would like you to contact your Members of Congress to ask them to support the bill this week!

The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people.



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