July 9, 2015

Join CADCA at the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally in Washington, D.C.

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is an insidious public health crisis impacting more than 85 million Americans. The time has come to change the conversation in our country from problems to solutions. Join CADCA and concerned citizens from across the country at the UNITE To Face Addiction national rally on Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C.

The UNITE to Face Addiction is a transformative event that will ignite and grow an emerging national grassroots movement to solve the addiction crisis. The rally is being organized by an independent coalition of national, state, and local non-profit organizations to produce a collaborative and unifying event to collectively raise awareness and reduce the human and social costs of addiction.

While recovery from addiction is a reality, more than 350 Americans die from alcohol or other drugs on average each day – some 135,000 people each year – more than who die from either homicides or motor vehicle accidents. Another 22 million Americans are still suffering from addiction and the majority never receive any help. Where is the national outrage about this needless loss of life, the costs to families and the economy, and more importantly, the demand for solutions? We know that addiction is preventable, treatable, and people can and do get well.

Join thousands of individuals and organizations from across the country who will gather in our nation’s capital for this monumental event. Visit www.facingaddiction.org for details. Register here.


See General Dean, Mary Bono and Jeff Levi’s op-ed in USA TODAY about the opioid crisis

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