To read the President's statement on signing CARA Click Here
WE DID IT! The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, S-524 Passed the full Congress.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) establishes a comprehensive, coordinated, balanced strategy through enhanced grant programs that would expand prevention and education efforts while also promoting treatment and recovery.
After years of negotiating back and forth, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) will be signed by the President in the near future. Congratulations to MOMSTELL and The NFD members for all their hard work to see this legislation passed. To our Partners, Jessica Nickle and The Addiction Policy Forum, Patty McCarthy Metcalf and Faces and Voices of Addiction, and Marcia Lee Taylor and The Partnership for Drug Free Kids. We look forward to working with you to advocate for full funding of this legislation.
CARA Family DAY
Select members from both the Senate and the House to determine the final version of the bill that will go to the President's desk. Our job this week will be to emphasize the importance of a comprehensivce approach to substance abuse legislation, including resources for preventio, intervention, treatment and recovery. We will laso be emphasizing the need for adequae rresourses to address this crisis and fund subtance abuse like any other disease. The approraions processs has not take place yet so his is really important to adbocate for this week. We need this bill funded as well before it goes to the Presidents Desk : Senate Version House Version
Prescription Drug Overdose Webinar Recording:
The Truth about Opioids: Treating Pain in the United States : Click Here
MOMSTELL President has daughters story told on the U.S. Senate Floor
Sharon LeGore has her daughters story told on the U.S. Senate Floor: Senator Mitch McConnell told the Story of Angie before the final vote regarding the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) To hear Senator McConnells statement : Click Here
MOMSTELL President Goes to Capitol Hill
Sharon LeGore, MOMSTELL President/Founder went to Washington DC this week to tell her story of the loss of her daughter to a heroin overdose and advocate for the passage and funding of the opioid legislation CARA. She testified before a Congressional Hearing with Families Impacted by the Opioid Epidemic and then again spoke at the National Press conference Thursday. The first picture of this article, Mrs. LeGore is speaking at the podium Addiction's Toll: 129 Families Share Their Loss
Partnership for Drug Free Kids Responds to Youth RX with "Breaking Points" Short Film:
New Research: Stress, Anxiety Play Large Role in Life of Teens, Many Resort to Using Rx Medicine Not Prescribed to Them to Cope With Daily Pressures. To view the Trailer, click on: Breaking Points Trailer
Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) 20 Minute Guide For Parents
If you or someone you know needs help with heroin use, call: Toll-Free Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE or visit the website drugfree.org/heroin.