Friday, September 4, 2015

Courtney Hunter via 

10:26 AM (19 hours ago)
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Partnership for Drug-free Kids

Approximately 85 million Americans say they have been affected a great deal by addiction. It crosses all social and economic boundaries, yet we do not discuss addiction's devastating reach or the lack of resources to address it. 
The time is now to properly define and treat addiction as a public health crisis. We have a goal of 1,000 signatures in support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA, or Bill numbers S.524/H.R.953). We will deliver these signatures to Capitol Hill on October 5, the day after the UNITE to Face Addiction rally.

What is CARA?
CARA addresses the devastating issue of addiction with specific, positive steps:
  • Effective treatment alternatives to incarceration
  • Implementation of naloxone trainings for law enforcement so that more lives can be saved from opiate overdoses
  • Expanding programs that provide screening, early intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to adolescents and young adults
  • Evidence-based opioid and heroin treatment and intervention programs, gaining more access to medication-assisted treatment 
  • Comprehensive prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) to track the dispensing of opioids
Millions are angry, frustrated and feel no one recognizes the reality and the fear that our children could die. Along with the parents and families who are facing, or have faced, substance abuse disorders with their teen and young adults, we demand leadership, hope and the chance to become part of the solution. 

Every signature is vital, as we will share the petition and your voice with legislators on October 5.

Thank you for your support.

Courtney Hunter
Director of Advocacy
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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