Mark your Calendars now for the Next NFD Call on 6-29-2016:
Look for details coming soon as we continue our series on the Opioid Crisis !
CARA Legislation Needs to be passed before this session ends.
July 4th is in exactly FOUR WEEKS. Urge Congress to send the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to the President's desk before then. We cannot afford to wait!
CARA Family Day
Select members from both the Senate and the House to determine the final version of the bill that will go to the President's desk. Our job this week will be to emphasize the importance of a comprehensivce approach to substance abuse legislation, including resources for preventio, intervention, treatment and recovery. We will laso be emphasizing the need for adequae rresourses to address this crisis and fund subtance abuse like any other disease. The approraions processs has not take place yet so his is really important to adbocate for this week. We need this bill funded as well before it goes to the Presidents Desk : Senate Version House Version
Prescription Drug Overdose Webinar Recording:
The Truth about Opioids: Treating Pain in the United States : Click Here
MOMSTELL President Goes to Capitol Hill
Sharon LeGore, MOMSTELL President/Founder went to Washington DC this week to tell her story of the loss of her daughter to a heroin overdose and advocate for the passage and funding of the opioid legislation CARA. She testified before a Congressional Hearing with Families Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic and then again spoke at the National Press conference Thursday. The first picture of this article, Mrs. LeGore is speaking at the podium Addiction's Toll: 129 Families Share Their Loss
Partnership for Drug Free Kids Responds to Youth RX with "Breaking Points" Short Film:
New Research: Stress, Anxiety Play Large Role in Life of Teens, Many Resort to Using Rx Medicine Not Prescribed to Them to Cope With Daily Pressures. To view the Trailer, click on: Breaking Points Trailer
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT)
If you or someone you know needs help with heroin use, call: Toll-Free Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE or visit the website drugfree.org/heroin.