Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 11, 2018
Call Your U.S. Senators Today to Support the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018
SUPPORT a comprehensive opioid response strategy by telling your Senators to vote YES on the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018.

Thursday, September 13th, the Senate is poised to consider the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (H.R. 6), comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the nation’s opioid crisis. Please lend your voice to help advance these meaningful policies forward!

The Senate compromise would expand access to treatment and recovery services while maintaining important patient privacy protections. As advocates for addiction professionals and their clients, NAADAC encourages you to weigh in with your Senators TODAY!

Contact Your U.S. Senators TODAY: Please call the U.S. Capitol directly at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your U.S. Senators and urge them to support the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. Click here to find your U.S. Senators.

What You Need to Say: "As an addiction professional and constituent, I urge you to support the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018. Building a qualified and well-trained workforce is critical to addressing substance use disorders (SUD) in our country today.

I also appreciate the Senate’s more cautious approach to patient privacy. Convening stakeholders to develop best practices for sharing substance use treatment information, when requested by the patient, is a far more thoughtful approach, and I urge you to advocate strongly for it in any eventual Senate-House negotiated package.

While there is room for improvement in the final negotiation between the House and the Senate, I believe the Senate compromise takes meaningful steps to address the opioid crisis. Please support the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 when it is considered by the Senate this week."


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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