The Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 (H.R. 5572), introduced by Representatives David Trone of Maryland and Daniel Meuser of Pennsylvania, creates a grant program to help community organizations and nonprofits provide critical support services to relatives of those struggling with a substance use disorder. The House Energy and Commerce Committee - considered 38 multiple bills today, including the Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020. This bill passed out of the committee and will be presented to the full House of Representatives for consideration. It is essential to contact your Member of Congress and voice your support for H.R. 5572.
This important legislation takes a community-based approach to help families across the nation help loved ones who are struggling with a substance use disorder. Creating a grant program to support nonprofits will help organizations continue to offer services such as support groups, providing vital information and services, training, education, and much more. These types of services are vital because we know that when families are armed with knowledge, outcomes for people struggling with a substance use disorder improve.
Take action today! Contact your Member of Congress and urge them to cosponsor H.R. 5572 to help communities and families across the nation who are struggling to find adequate assistance when confronted with addiction.