Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 11, 2018
Call Your U.S. Representative Today to Support the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (H.R. 5102)
As advocates for addiction professionals and their clients, NAADAC strongly supports the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (H.R. 5102), which aims to incentivize students to pursue substance use disorder treatment professions by providing student loan relief. The bill is expected to be taken up on the House floor on Tuesday June 12th.   Please lend your voice to advancing this important legislation to ensure that we build a workforce that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow.
The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act would provide up to $250,000 toward student loan repayment for those who work as substance use disorder treatment professionals in areas of need. To qualify, relevant health care professionals, such as addictions counselors and recovery coaches, would need to be employed in a full-time substance use disorder treatment job in a high need area for up to six years.
Call Your U.S. Representative TODAY: Please call the U.S. Capitol directly at 202.224.3121 to be connected to your U.S. Representative to urge him/her to oppose H.R. 5795.  Click here to find your U.S. Representative.
  • What You Need to Say: "As an addiction professional and constituent, I strongly urge you to support the Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Act of 2018 (H.R. 5102) when it’s considered on the House floor early this week. H.R. 5102 seeks to close the treatment gap by incentivizing health care professionals to pursue a career in the areas of substance use disorder treatment. This bill takes important steps to ensure we are building a workforce to meet the challenges of this crisis."

Thank you for your dedication to support those in need of addiction and mental health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support!

NAADACThe Association for Addiction Professionals
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.741.7686 / 800.548.0497



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