Supporting CARA – Recovery Advocacy and Action
We had the pleasure of working with a group of recovery advocacy organizations during this year’s “Recovery Advocacy Action Week”, consisting of 5 days of calls to action for the larger recovery community. Day 3 of #RAAW16 was all about supporting the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 – full-scale and comprehensive legislation that seeks to provide funding for prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services in the United States. The bill has passed through the senate, and is currently in the House of Representatives albeit with a slightly different tone – the companion legislation has removed most of the recovery support provisions that the Senate had passed. Advocates are currently petitioning their representatives to not only support the original format of the bill, but to continue supporting solutions that will address the substance use disorder public health crisis we are having in this country. In partnership with the #RAAW16 partners, we put together a video of recovery advocates telling their representatives why they should support CARA – enjoy!