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President Trump Signs the Historic Opioid Package (H.R. 6) into Law!

By Addiction Policy Forum on Oct 24, 2018 2:31:17 PM

Today, President Trump signed the historic Opioid Package (H.R. 6) into law!

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Funding Update: Senate Funding Levels for Fiscal Year 2019

By Addiction Policy Forum on Jul 19, 2018 10:59:26 AM

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 addiction programs we are tracking. This would represent an increase in funding over last year’s levels. 

The table below shows the funding levels for key addiction programs:

Addiction Funding Table

 

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2017 Legislator of the Year Award Recipients

By Addiction Policy Forum on Mar 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At the CARA Reception on March 1, 2017, the Addiction Policy Forum recognized the following individuals for their hard work on the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and as local leaders working on addiction issues:

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Addiction Policy Forum Recognizes 2017 Advocates of the Year

By Addiction Policy Forum on Mar 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM

 

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Thank the #CARA Champions

By Addiction Policy Forum on Jul 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

We did it! The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the first major piece of addiction legislation to pass Congress in almost 40 years, is on its way to the President's desk for signature.

Take a moment to thank our awesome #CARA champions who have worked diligently to get this groundbreaking legislation to the President's desk!

Click the links below to Tweet these Members of Congress:

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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CARA Family Day

By Addiction Policy Forum on May 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The Addiction Policy Forum collaborated with families from across the nation to discuss how addiction impacts families, and why we need to address addiction in a comprehensive way - both in Congress and in every community in the United States.

On Wednesday, May 18th, 22 of the CARA Family Day participants gave testimony in front of members of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, led by Task Force Co-Chairs Frank Guinta (R-NH) and Ann Kuster (D-NH). Families stood in solidarity with fellow panelists and shared how addiction has personally affected them and their loved ones, asking Congress to take swift action to address this deadly epidemic; 47,055 Americans died in 2014 from drug overdose, and that number is rising every year.

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