NFD Fall Update
Next NFD Call:
Fall is here and its time to resume our NFD educational calls. It seems fitting that we have our call the week of Thanksgiving as we have much to be grateful for in this past year. We have an ever growing cadre of parent coaches and more opportunities to reach across child serving systems. After attending the incredible Unite to Face Addiction Rally,(and seeing many of you there) we want to talk about the upcoming role for the families of the NFD in the Face Addiction campaign by continuing to unite our voices. We are anxious to update you all on the successes we have experiened and dicuss what the future will hold for the NFD in 2016. We continued to build relationships across systems and have reached out in collaborative efforts to several partners and will be filling you in on that news too.
The White House has responded to the heroin addiction problem across the country. We also need to discuss this health crisis and have conversations about what you are seeing and hearing in your areas. What challenges you are facing and what programs are helping. Hearing about your needs are important and will help us better determine the direction of our future educational calls.
Please join us for this important NFD planning call on November 24th, 2015 from 3:00pm-4:pm eastern time The call in number is 712-775-7100 the code is 455615.
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act known as (CARA)
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 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. CARA needs your support as it moves forward through the legislative process! Get into action and contact your Senator and Representative today and urge them to co-sponsor and support CARA!
“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