Contact your Member of Congress to Support the Methamphetamine Response Act




The Methamphetamine Response Act (S. 4491), introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley R-IA), requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to declare methamphetamine as an emerging drug threat. This timely legislation is in response to the alarming rise in the number of overdoses related to psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine. In 2019, the number of methamphetamine-related overdose deaths rose by 27 percent, highlighting the importance of federal assistance to combat this crisis.


The Addiction Policy Forum recently sent a letter in support of S. 4491 to Senators Feinstein and Grassley, commending their initiative to address the current rise in overdose deaths. S. 4491 requires ONDCP to develop an emerging drug threat response plan to provide an annual assessment focusing on the availability of methamphetamine across the nation and pinpoint where evidence-based prevention and treatment programs can be most helpful.


Contact your Member of Congress and tell them to support S. 4491 today!



Contact your Member of Congress today.




Methamphetamine Response Act


The Addiction Policy Forum, a national nonprofit whose mission is to eliminate addiction as a major health condition, recently endorsed the Methamphetamine Response Act (S. 4491). This legislation was introduced by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to declare methamphetamine as an emerging drug threat.


Tell your Member of Congress to cosponsor to support S. 4491 to help combat the growing problem of methamphetamine use and rising overdose deaths.


Between 2015 and 2018, the number of deaths across the nation rose from 12,676 to 14,666. In 2019, the number of methamphetamine-related overdose deaths rose by a staggering 27 percent.


This legislation will help provide prevention and treatment programs for those struggling with a methamphetamine use disorder.


Specifically, this legislation will require the ONDCP to develop and implement an emerging drug threat response plan to combat the recent increase in methamphetamine overdose deaths. The response plan will include an annual assessment to help determine where evidence-based prevention and treatment programs can be most helpful. Additionally, it will identify short and long term goals to reduce the supply and demand of methamphetamine across the nation.


Contact your Member of Congress today and urge them to support the Methamphetamine Response Act.



Message to Members of Congress: As your constituent, I urge you to cosponsor the Methamphetamine Response Act (S. 4491), introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). This crucial legislation will require the ONDCP to designate methamphetamine as an emerging drug threat and release an emerging drug threat response plan to decrease the recent spike in methamphetamine use and overdose deaths.


This bipartisan legislation will also provide an annual assessment to help determine how to implement evidence-based prevention and treatment plans across the United States while identifying short term and long term goals to decrease the supply and demand of methamphetamine.


S. 4491is supported by the Addiction Policy Forum and has received bipartisan support through the cosponsorships of Senators John Tester (D-MT) and David Perdue (R-GA).


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