Announced by Faces & Voices of Recovery July 13, 2016
Today, July 13th, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016 with a historic 92 – 2 vote!
For nearly three years, recovery advocates have been working to educate our policymakers about addiction as a public health crisis and that long term recovery is a reality for millions of Americans. Through national call-in days, letters, forums and many, many individual conversations with policymakers, and the work of an amazing network of Recovery Community Organizations across the US. Our work with a great team of partner organizations in prevention, treatment, law enforcement and recovery in Washington DC has been an amazing effort!
More work is to be done to ensure appropriations are made to fund this critical bill! Your action and continued support will be needed to make recovery voices heard in the appropriations process.
Join us in showing our appreciation to The Senate for passing the most expansive piece of legislation the addiction field has seen in a decades!
Use the hashtags #CARAPassed #ThankYouUSSenate