House to Vote on Massive Addiction Legislation

June 7, 2018 | Addiction Policy Forum

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 the historic passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016, the House will take up legislation that will improve research, prevention, treatment, recovery, overdose reversal, provider education and law enforcement efforts, all of which are critical components of a comprehensive response. We thank members of the House for their tremendous, bipartisan work to help the millions of individuals and families impacted by addiction.

Included among the many important proposals are three pieces of legislation that would significantly strengthen our nation’s efforts to address addiction and ultimately save lives. As the House approaches this significant milestone, we ask for your help to ensure the following bills get signed into law.

Click below to email your Representatives today and urge them to vote “yes” for a comprehensive response that includes the following proposals.

1. Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers (CORC) Act of 2018 (H.R. 5327)

2. Treatment, Education, and Community Help (TEACH) to Combat Addiction Act of 2018 (H.R. 5261)

3. Preventing Overdoses While in Emergency Rooms (POWER) Act of 2018 (H.R. 5176)




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