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Physician Health Program Nationally Recognized for Addressing Addiction Treatment

September 20, 2018
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Physician Health Program

September 20, 2018

 

Physician Health Programs are established in 47 states and the District of Columbia to intervene early to support treatment and recovery when there are concerns about a...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Oklahoma

September 18, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in North Dakota

September 18, 2018
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Statement on Senate Passing Historic Opioids Package

September 17, 2018
Statement on Senate Passing Historic Opioids Package
With passage of the Senate’s opioids package today, we could not be more pleased with the historic work Congress has undertaken to address the opioid crisis. This legislation...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Arkansas

September 11, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Reduce Overdose Deaths in Michigan

September 11, 2018
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Take Action - Historic Opioid Package Up for a Vote

September 6, 2018

Congress is considering critical legislation that would improve policies and resources to address addiction. Recent reports indicate that the Senate is likely to take up the...

Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off Program Nationally Recognized for Connecting Patients to Treatment

September 6, 2018
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Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off

September 6, 2018
Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off

 

Pennsylvania’s Warm Hand-Off requires all county offices that provide drug and alcohol programs to establish protocols for seamless transitions for patients leaving the...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Vermont

September 4, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Montana

September 4, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Arizona

August 27, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Drug Crisis in Alabama

August 27, 2018
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Operation Snowball Nationally Recognized for its Youth Substance Use Disorder Prevention Program

August 22, 2018
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Operation Snowball

August 22, 2018

 

Operation Snowball is a school and community-based alcohol and drug use prevention program founded on the principle that youth can make their own positive decisions with a...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address Wisconsin’s Addiction Crisis

August 20, 2018
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Official Statement from Addiction Policy Forum on Latest CDC Drug Overdose Fatality Data

August 16, 2018

"The latest CDC drug overdose data is devastating and demands action; demands that we come together as a country to prevent and treat addiction with a healthcare response. Each...

The Other Side Program Nationally Recognized for Providing a Safe, Substance-Free Environment for Families in Illinois

August 15, 2018
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The Other Side

August 15, 2018
The Other Side

 

The Other Side is a sober bar featuring a pool table, ping pong tables, bag toss sets, darts, and video games. During the week, the location hosts various recovery groups...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address Addiction Crisis in Missouri

August 13, 2018
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August 13, 2018
 
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Tennessee

August 13, 2018
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Take Action: Urge your Senators to Take Immediate Action on Passing the Opioid Package

August 8, 2018

We applaud the House of Representatives for their leadership in passing the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Drug Crisis in Connecticut

August 6, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Texas

July 30, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Drug Crisis in Utah

July 24, 2018
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Funding Update: Senate Funding Levels for Fiscal Year 2019

July 19, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved all 12 fiscal year 2019 appropriation bills, which, if signed into law, would authorize over $7.4 billion in funding for the 31...

Senate Bill to Include $7.9 Billion in Federal Funding to Address Addiction

July 19, 2018

 

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a report that determined, if approved, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (OCRA; S. 2680) would authorize...

Animated video series from Addiction Policy Forum turns the science of addiction into stories that stick

July 17, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Maine

July 17, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in Rhode Island

July 16, 2018
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Accidental Miracles and How Addiction Policy Forum Started

July 11, 2018
Accidental Miracles and How Addiction Policy Forum Started

I was at a cookout recently when someone asked about what I do for work, and I happily spoke about Addiction Policy Forum, and the Brimley Group. They asked how I came to set...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Response Blueprint for Indiana

July 3, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in West Virginia

July 2, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Addiction Crisis in California

July 2, 2018
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Celebrating the Addiction Policy Forum’s Third Anniversary!

June 27, 2018
Celebrating the Addiction Policy Forum’s Third Anniversary!

Three years ago we launched the Addiction Policy Forum with a vision to create a world where fewer lives are lost and help exists for the millions of Americans affected by...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Opioid Crisis in New Jersey

June 26, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches California Chapter to Help Californian Families Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

June 25, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Response Blueprint for New Hampshire

June 25, 2018
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House Passes Historic H.R. 6 to Help Patients and Families

June 22, 2018

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed historic legislation to continue building the comprehensive framework needed to address our nation’s drug crisis. The Substance...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Opioid Crisis in Colorado

June 20, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Releases Report on Policy Responses to Addiction

June 19, 2018
Addiction Policy Forum Releases Report on Policy Responses to Addiction
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches New Chapter, Statewide Resource to Address Opioid Crisis in Kentucky

June 19, 2018
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Over 155 Organizations Sign Letter in Support of the House’s Work to Address the Drug Crisis

June 13, 2018

In support of the House of Representatives' efforts to address the nation’s drug crisis, over 155 organization signed a letter to show appreciation for the bipartisan work to...

ADDICTION POLICY FORUM LAUNCHES WEST VIRGINIA CHAPTER TO HELP WEST VIRGINIAN FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE OPIOID CRISIS

June 11, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource to Address the Opioid Crisis in Oregon

June 8, 2018
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House to Vote on Massive Addiction Legislation

June 7, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a massive package of addiction legislation aimed at strengthening our nation’s response to the drug crisis. Building on...

A Granddaughter's Tribute

June 6, 2018
A Granddaughter's Tribute

I love superheroes. Captain America. Superman. Wonder Woman. The bravery and strength--not the costumes--call to me. They always have.

Addiction Policy Forum Launches National Resource Center to Address the Opioid Crisis

June 5, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource Center to Address the Opioid Crisis in Washington

June 4, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Colorado Chapter to Help Colorado Families Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

May 30, 2018
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Support the FIRST STEP Act

May 22, 2018

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will take an important step toward helping individuals in the criminal justice system receive the care and assistance they need by...

Emergency Medicine and Addiction: A Critical Intervention Point

May 22, 2018
Emergency Medicine and Addiction: A Critical Intervention Point

It is easy to get lost in the dizzying data of our nation’s overdose epidemic: 63,600 drug overdose deaths in 2016, a number larger than the entire population of Terre Haute,...

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Oregon Chapter to Help Oregonian Families Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

May 21, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource Center to Address the Opioid Crisis in Nevada

May 21, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Releases Hospital Toolkit to Support Health Systems and Patients

May 16, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Washington Chapter to Help Families Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

May 14, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Response Blueprint for Maryland

May 14, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Adds Indiana Resources to Addiction Resource Center

May 14, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Pennsylvania Chapter to Help Families Impacted by Addiction

May 11, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches “What is Addiction?” Community Toolkit

May 3, 2018
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APF Family Day 2018 Recap

May 3, 2018
APF Family Day 2018 Recap

Last week, hundreds of families impacted by addiction participated in the third annual APF Family Day and the Addiction Policy Forum Awards Dinner. 

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource Line to Address the Opioid Crisis in Minnesota

May 2, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Statewide Resource Line to Address the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

May 1, 2018
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Tim Farley from The Morning Briefing (POTUS) Interviews Jessica Hulsey Nickel on 4/24 about the Addiction Epidemic

April 30, 2018

Last week, hundreds of families impacted by addiction participated in the third annual APF Family Day and the Addiction Policy Forum Awards Dinner. 

Addiction Policy Forum Launches Nevada Chapter to Help Nevada Families Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

April 23, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Launches Indiana Chapter

April 16, 2018
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Addiction Policy Forum Announces Newest State Chapter in Illinois

April 9, 2018
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Congress Approves $7.4 Billion to Address Addiction

March 23, 2018

Congress has approved funding for 2018, which is on it's way to the President's desk. The package includes a $3 billion increase to address the addiction crisis -- making a total...

Technical Assistance for Emergency Departments to Respond to Addiction Initiative

March 22, 2018
Technical Assistance for Emergency Departments to Respond to Addiction Initiative

The opioid epidemic has resulted in rapidly escalating utilization of health system inpatient and emergency medicine services. Between 2005 and 2014, the national rate of...

Addiction Policy Forum Minnesota Releases Plan to Address State’s Addiction Crisis

March 8, 2018
Addiction Policy Forum Minnesota Releases Plan to Address State’s Addiction Crisis
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APF Connecticut State Chapter #174aDay Vigil

January 25, 2018
APF Connecticut State Chapter #174aDay Vigil
 
Join us on January 28 at the Army Navy Club for a #174aDay vigil to support individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder. This event includes a potluck...

APF Massachusetts State Chapter #174aDay Vigil

January 25, 2018
APF Massachusetts State Chapter #174aDay Vigil
Join us and your Massachusetts State Chair, Aimee Manzoni D'Arpino for the second annual Remembrance Day event on Sunday, January 28 at Trinity Episcopal Church Bridgewater....

Jay's Corner: The Skinny On The Final Report

January 17, 2018
Jay's Corner: The Skinny On The Final Report

On March 29, 2017, President Trump established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and tasked it with studying ways to combat and treat...

Press Release: Addiction Policy Forum Launches National Substance Use Disorder Awareness & Action Campaign

January 11, 2018
Press Release: Addiction Policy Forum Launches National Substance Use Disorder Awareness & Action Campaign
174aDay Campaign Shines a Light on Lives Lost to Drug Overdose

174 a Day: Understanding the Numbers

December 21, 2017
174 a Day: Understanding the Numbers

According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were more than 63,600 total drug overdose deaths in 2016, or 174 drug overdose deaths per day....

Group of Key Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Fund Resources to Address Addiction Crisis

December 18, 2017
Group of Key Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Fund Resources to Address Addiction Crisis

A bipartisan group of key Senators has come together to call on Senate leadership to include additional funding dedicated to addressing the nation’s opioid epidemic in upcoming...

Stakeholders and Partners Comment on Addiction Policy Forum Announcement

December 12, 2017
Stakeholders and Partners Comment on Addiction Policy Forum Announcement

Taken together, the programs and partnerships announced today by the Addiction Policy Forum represent the most comprehensive, direct approach to the opioid crisis in America to...

Dr. Collins and Other HHS Leaders Testify Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Holds Hearing on Opioid Crisis

December 12, 2017
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Holds Hearing on Opioid Crisis
 
On Thursday, October 5th, Dr. Francis Collins, Director if the National...

How the Latest Tax Reform Bill Will Impact Access to Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services

December 6, 2017

On December 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) along a party line 51-49 vote. Included in the legislation, which was approved by the full U.S....

Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition (JCADC) Program

December 6, 2017
Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition (JCADC) Program
Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition (JCADC) is a county-wide effort to reduce experimenting, drug use, and underage drinking. The coalition uses high tech data to create...

Newly Released Numbers Shows Economic Cost of Opiates

November 30, 2017
On November 19, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) at the White House released an estimate that in 2015, the “economic cost of the opioid crisis was $504 billion, or 2.8% of...

Project SUCCESS

November 17, 2017
Project SUCCESS

 

Lori Erion first Trainer to hold three "What is Addiction?" sessions!

November 17, 2017
Lori Erion first Trainer to hold three

 

We want to offer our congratulations and thanks to Lori Erion, who is the first Trainer to have held three “What is Addiction?” trainings in her community. Lori is the...

OpEd: Want to Help Address the Opioid Crisis? Start with Your Medicine Cabinet.

November 9, 2017
OpEd: Want to Help Address the Opioid Crisis? Start with Your Medicine Cabinet.

 

Since the Administration declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in late October, the media has been saturated with stories about the crisis, which has been...

Our Vision and Direction

October 26, 2017
Our Vision and Direction

 

 

ADDICTION POLICY FORUM STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE DECISION TO DECLARE OPIOID EPIDEMIC A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

October 26, 2017
ADDICTION POLICY FORUM STATEMENT ON WHITE HOUSE DECISION TO DECLARE OPIOID EPIDEMIC A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 

Washington (October 26, 2017) –Jessica Hulsey Nickel, president and chief executive officer of the Addiction Policy Forum, issued the following statement on today’s...

Which Path Will They Choose

October 21, 2017

During a press conference on Thursday, August 10, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national emergency. Following up on the announcement from the President, the White...

Non-Opioid Drug, Zilretta, Approved for Treatment of Pain

October 12, 2017
On Friday, October 6th, Flexion Therapeutics Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the new drug, Zilretta, to treat osteoarthritic knee pain.

Melania Trump Visits West Virginia Opioid Treatment Center

October 12, 2017
This Tuesday, October 10th, First Lady Melania Trump traveled to West Virginia, a state with some of the highest rates of overdose in the US. While visiting a center which treats...

$89 Million Awarded to Largest-Ever Number of Community Coalitions To Prevent Youth Substance Use

October 5, 2017
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $89 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants this Monday, which will be divided...

39 Attorney Generals Call on Congress to Change Federal Law to Make Drug Treatment More Affordable and Accessible

October 5, 2017
Press Release/Office of the Attorney General - ATTORNEYS GENERAL SHAPIRO & DEWINE LEAD FIGHT ON IMD!!
 
HARRISBURG – Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, with a bipartisan...

Aware Recovery Care

October 5, 2017
Aware Recovery Care

 

Aware Recovery Care (ARC)  provides at-home treatment services for drug and alcohol addiction throughout Connecticut and New Hampshire. Modeled closely on the visiting nurse...

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator

October 5, 2017
A new online resource is now available to help the 15 million people suffering from alcohol use disorder find appropriate, quality care. Developed by the National Institute on...

New Research Associates Marijuana Use With An Increased Risk Of Prescription Opioid Misuse

October 5, 2017
New research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Columbia University suggests that individuals who use marijuana may be more likely than nonusers to misuse...

House Budget Proposal Heads for Reconciliation - Act Now!

October 5, 2017
Congress has made great strides over the last several years to address addiction in the US. With the House budget set to be voted on in committee and moved to the floor, we need...

Trends In Drug And Alcohol Use Amongst College-Age Adults - Young Adults’ Daily Use Of Marijuana A Concern

October 5, 2017
In this series of infographics from NIDA’s most recent “Monitoring the Future” survey compares the rates of substance use and misuse between full-time college students and their...

Train the Trainer: Delivering a "What is Addiction?" Presentation in Your Community

October 5, 2017
Interested in educating others about the science of addiction? Get trained today and host a “What is Addiction?” session in your community. After completing the training, you will...

Mark O'Brien Joins the Team at Addiction Policy Forum as Policy Director

October 4, 2017
 
 
WASHINGTON D.C. – October 4, 2017 – We are honored to announce that Mark O'Brien has joined the Addiction Policy Forum as a Policy Director this week. 
 
Mark comes to...

CVS Enacts Script Limits on Opioids for Acute Pain Starting February 2018

October 3, 2017
CVS Pharmacy is announcing that starting on February 1st, 2018, their pharmacies will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first...

New Early Identification Opioid Screening Tool From TCU and TASC

October 3, 2017
 
The TCU Drug Screen 5 – Opioid Supplement is a new self-reporting screening tool that empowers criminal justice and health professionals to quickly collect information about an...

How We Can Overcome the Stigma of Addiction - USA Today

September 29, 2017
How We Can Overcome the Stigma of Addiction - USA Today
 
 
 
In this article, released today on Media Planet and featured by USA Today, Emily Gawlak reflects on a conversation between industry leaders Jessica Hulsey Nickel...

PhRMA Announces Support for 7-Day Script Limits to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic

September 29, 2017
PhRMA Announces Support for 7-Day Script Limits to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic
 
 
This Wednesday, September 27th, PhRMA (The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America) announced their support for seven-day script limits on opioid...

YOU DID IT! Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Measure Fails

September 27, 2017
YOU DID IT! Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Measure Fails
 
On Tuesday, it was announced that legislation championed by Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) was abandoned by Senate leadership. This legislation would have left...

CARA Funding Update

September 15, 2017
CARA Funding Update

 

Alkermes Inspiration Grants

September 14, 2017
Alkermes is awarding up to $1 million dollars to eligible non-profits for the development or expansion of programs that “improve or enhance support or resources for people...

Don’t Call My Dad The “A” Word

September 8, 2017
Don’t Call My Dad The “A” Word
Language matters for people seeking help in the battle against addiction

Addiction Policy Forum's 2nd Birthday!

August 24, 2017
Addiction Policy Forum's 2nd Birthday!

It's hard to believe, but the Addiction Policy Forum is celebrating it's second birthday. In just two years, the Addiction Policy Forum has continued it's work in advocacy and...

Family Recovery and Reunification Program

August 17, 2017
Family Recovery and Reunification Program

 Intensive Case Management for Substance-Involved Parents with Children in Foster Care 

US Department of Justice: ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS ANNOUNCES OPIOID FRAUD AND ABUSE DETECTION UNIT

August 3, 2017
US Department of Justice--Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the formation of the Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, a new Department of Justice pilot program to...

Friends of NIDA Briefing Recap - Watch Again and Follow Along with the Presenters Materials

August 2, 2017
Friends of NIDA Briefing Recap - Watch Again and Follow Along with the Presenters Materials

The original event was sponsored by the Friends of NIDA in cooperation with the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, and...

Read Jessica's statement about the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

July 28, 2017
Read Jessica's statement about the failed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 28, 2017 – In response to the failed vote this morning to pass the Senate’s “skinny” healthcare repeal bill, Addiction Policy Forum President and CEO,...

Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Roundtable: Addiction Treatment for Children and Adolescents -- Watch Live on Facebook

July 24, 2017
Tune in to watch todays event live on Facebook! It will go live on Congresswoman Kuster’s page.

Thank These Senators for Protecting Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Urge Them to Continue to Fight

July 21, 2017
Thank These Senators for Protecting Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Urge Them to Continue to Fight

The fight to protect treatment for substance use disorder is as critical as ever, and now is the time to encourage those Senators who have stood up for Medicaid funding in...

CDC Awards $12 Million to Help States Fight Opioid Overdose Epidemic

July 20, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is collecting feedback from patients, families, individuals in recovery and those who have been...

Proposed CARA Funding Up $27 Million for FY18

July 20, 2017

There has been much action this week and last on the appropriations front with Labor Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Commerce Justice Science (CJS) bills being marked up....

“All Scientific Hands on Deck” at NIDA and NIH

July 20, 2017
A special report were written by Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) focuses on the role that the scientific community can play in helping curb the...

Legislators Meet to Find Legislative Compromise on Healthcare Reform

July 20, 2017
The Better Care Reconciliation Act is the Senate republican legislation designed to reform the Affordable Care Act. According to the CBO, this legislation would leave 22 million...

NIDA Collects Feedback from Families and Patients (Like YOU!) - Submit Now

July 20, 2017
We are thrilled to announce that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is collecting feedback from patients, families, individuals in recovery and those who have been...

Preventing Opioid Use Disorders: Community Based Approaches That Work - Briefing

July 19, 2017
Preventing Opioid Use Disorders: Community Based Approaches That Work - Briefing
Sponsored by the Friends of NIDA in cooperation with the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, and the Bipartisan Heroin...

National Town Hall

July 6, 2017
National Town Hall
On Wednesday, July 12th the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, in partnership with the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, is holding a national town hall to discuss our...

CBO Assessment of the Senate's Healthcare Reform Bill

July 6, 2017

With the release of the Senates healthcare reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects 49 million Americans...

Rally to Protect Health Care

July 5, 2017
Rally to Protect Health Care

Join us on July 5th, from 11am to 1pm as we rally outside of Members' local and district offices wearing red, white, and blue. Congress is returning from their 4th of July...

100 Organizations Sign Letter to Legislators in Support of CARA Funding for FY18

June 30, 2017

100 organizations, spanning the full continuum of addiction care and advocacy, have signed on tot a letter asking legislators to fully fund CARA at it's FY17 funding level, as...

Take Action: Urge Your Senators to Support the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion Act

June 26, 2017

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate to amend the barriers set in place by IMD exclusion. We need your help to urge your Senators to support Medicaid Coverage for...

Take Action: Urge Your Representatives to Support the Road to Recovery Act

June 26, 2017
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House to allow states to expand access to inpatient treatment for individuals with substance use disorders, while removing the...

The House Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal IMD Exclusion

June 23, 2017
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) and...

The Senate Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Amends IMD Exclusion

June 23, 2017
Medical Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) exclusion is a serious barrier for individuals who are in need of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Under the...

Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program For Justice-Involved Individuals

June 23, 2017
Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program For Justice-Involved Individuals

Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for Justice-Involved Individuals focuses on achieving better outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders...

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Delivery for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders Involving Prescription Opioids and/or Heroin - Cycle 2 2017

June 22, 2017
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is looking to award up to $16 million to research initiatives that will conduct large-scale randomized controlled trials...

Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (OD Treatment Access)

June 22, 2017
SAMHSA looks to award funds to any states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities who will: 1) "train and provide resources to first responders and...

Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment - Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA)

June 22, 2017
SAMHSA is seeking applicants for FY17 that aim to expand access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for individuals with substance use disorders. MAT-PDOA targets...

New Profit, John Legend, FREEAMERICA, and Bank of America Launch a New Accelerator for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Operating Mission-Driven Organizations

June 22, 2017
In the coming months, New Profit, John Legend, FREEAMERICA, and Bank of America Launch will launch Unlocked Futures, an accelerator providing funding and support to formerly...

PRNewsire - Jessica Hulsey Nickel To Testify At First Meeting Of Christie Commission

June 15, 2017
PRNewsire - Jessica Hulsey Nickel To Testify At First Meeting Of Christie Commission

On Friday, June 16th, Addiction Policy Forum President and CEO Jessica Nickel has been invited to testify before the Christie Commission in Room 350 of the White House...

Thank Our Senate CARA Champions Today!

June 9, 2017
Thank Our Senate CARA Champions Today!
Twenty-one U.S. Senators signed on to a letter in support of funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Addressed to key appropriators, this bipartisan...

21 Senators Weigh in to Support CARA Funding

June 7, 2017
21 Senators Weigh in to Support CARA Funding
Twenty-one U.S. Senators signed on to a letter in support of funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). Addressed to key appropriator in charge of agency...

Advocacy in Action Webinar: The Trump Budget, Federal Funding and ACA Reform

May 25, 2017
Advocacy in Action Webinar: The Trump Budget, Federal Funding and ACA Reform

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Addiction Policy Forum held the Advocacy in Action Webinar: The Trump Budget, Federal Funding and ACA Reform. This webinar discussed:

Moms and Babies Program

May 25, 2017
Moms and Babies Program

 

 

The Moms and Babies Program at the Decatur Correctional Center in Illinois is a prison nursery and community reentry program that allows incarcerated mothers to keep...

Take Action: Urge Congress to Support Full Funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

May 25, 2017
Take Action: Urge Congress to Support Full Funding for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)
Now that the Congress is working on funding bills for FY2018, we need your help to urge your Representatives and Senators to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction and...

APF Holds CARA Family Day

May 17, 2017
APF Holds CARA Family Day

The Addiction Policy Forum brought families from across the nation to Washington, DC to discuss how addiction impacts families and why we need to address addiction in a...

More than 200 Organizations Sign on to Letter in Response to Proposed ONDCP Funding Cuts

May 11, 2017
More than 200 Organizations Sign on to Letter in Response to Proposed ONDCP Funding Cuts
In response to the report last Friday, May 5, 2017, that the Office of Management and Budget is considering a significant cut in funding to the Office of National Drug Control...

General McCaffrey's Statement on Proposed ONDCP Budget Cuts

May 10, 2017
General McCaffrey's Statement on Proposed ONDCP Budget Cuts
In light of the report released Friday, May 5, 2017, that the Office of Management and Budget is considering massive cuts to Office of National Drug Control Policy, General...

Bipartisan Omnibus Exceeds Expectations for Critical Opioid Funding

May 10, 2017
Bipartisan Omnibus Exceeds Expectations for Critical Opioid Funding

On Friday, May 5, 2017, President Trump signed into law an omnibus bill, which will fund the federal government through the end of the Fiscal Year 2017, concluding on September...

Circleville Herald: Nickel explains six pillars of addiction response

May 1, 2017
Circleville Herald: Nickel explains six pillars of addiction response

On Thursday, April 25th, Addiction Policy Forum president Jessica Nickel was the keynote speaker at the One Book, One Community program in Circleville, Ohio. Below is an...

ACHESS Smartphone App

April 21, 2017
ACHESS Smartphone App

 

 

The Addiction Comprehensive Health Enhancement Support System, or ACHESS, is an evidence-based smartphone app that assists in the maintenance of recovery stability by...

Appropriations 101

April 13, 2017
Appropriations 101
Interested in understanding the federal budget and appropriations process? Want to better understand how the federal government funds key programs like the Comprehensive...

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