MOMSTELL and The NFD join "Unite to Face Addiction"Jul 11 2015
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:11
The time has come to UNITE to Face Addiction and stand up for recovery. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event will take place in Washington, DC that will ignite and build a movement to address one of the most pressing health issues of our time.
Want to make history? Join us In a show of solidarity and collective force in our nation’s capital on October 4th! Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day. Join members of MOMSTELL and The National Family Dialogue as they participate in this historic event.
Youth and Family Stories: Trauma Informed CareJul 11 2015
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:15
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act known as (CARA)Jul 14 2015
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 July 2015 17:02
Senators Renew Push to Combat Drug Addiction and Support Americans in Recovery. Ask Your Senator or Representative to Support the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat-RI) discusses the need for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Senate Bill.2839. This legislation is a comprehensive and commonsense solution to the opiate and heroin addiction epidemic that faces our country. “In order to help Americans struggling with drug addiction, we must get beyond a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach,” said Senator Rob Portman. “To prevent drug abuse, we need a comprehensive strategy that starts from the bottom up. This legislation builds on proven methods to enable law enforcement to respond to this heroin epidemic and supports long-term recovery by connecting prevention and education efforts with treatment programs.” To learn more about this legislation click on: CARA
This bill's main focus is on opiate addiction and recovery. It is a step in the right direction of getting people the help they need and hopefully getting our nation on track when it comes how we view and treat addiction. Having an illness that affects the mind, body, and spirit of those that have it should NOT be a crime. If you would like to learn more about this bill and find out how to let your Senators know that you want them to support it please visit the Faces and Voices of Recovery website: FAVOR
Senator Rob Portman and Senator Whitehouse (left)