CARA

The Addiction Policy Forum will continue to support appropriations and implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), bipartisan legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President in July 2016. The Addiction Policy Forum convened the CARA Working Group, a broad and diverse partnership of more than 50 leading advocates, to coordinate efforts to support CARA. The APF website informs CARA supporters how they can help, offering tools for contacting Members of Congress, a national sign-on letter of supportive organizations, and a petition endorsing appropriations and implementation of CARA.

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...

CARA Funding Update

September 15, 2017
CARA Funding Update

 

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....

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...

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...

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...

2017 Legislator of the Year Award Recipients

March 10, 2017
2017 Legislator of the Year Award Recipients

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...