Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Help Recognize the Contributions of the Addiction Workforce

July 11, 2019
Help Recognize the Contributions of the Addiction Workforce – Call Your Representative Today!
A resolution recognizing the contributions of the addiction profession workforce has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. As advocates for the profession, your voice is critical in building support for the resolution (H.Res. 419) and for the vital services you provide your clients every day.

On June 3, 2019, Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) and Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), along with original cosponsors Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI-05), and Ann Kuster (D-NH-02), introduced H.Res. 419. The bipartisan resolution acknowledges the importance of delivering comprehensive care for individuals with substance use disorders and the key role addiction professionals play in providing effective treatment and recovery services. The resolution also helps raise awareness about the addiction profession and underlines the importance of investing in the addiction workforce as well as the importance of national credentials.

Please contact your Representative today and urge him or her to cosponsor H.Res.419Click here to find your U.S. Representative.

We would appreciate knowing that you contacted your Representative and if they gave a response of support. Please send this information to Caitlin Corbett at ccorbett@naadac.org.

What you need to say: "I am an addiction professional and constituent. I provide critical treatment and recovery services in the community, and I’m calling to urge Representative [ XX ] to cosponsor bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 419. The resolution recognizes the contributions of addiction professionals who provide quality and effective treatment and recovery services across the country and acknowledges the need for investments in the addiction workforce as well as a national credentialing system.

Thank you for passing along my message. Please feel free to contact me or NAADAC with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you on this important topic."

Remember to provide your contact information to your Representative!


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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