In celebration of National Recovery Month, Altarum will host three Twitter Chats on Behavioral Health this month. Please join us for the following:
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Now What?
September 15, 2016, 2 p.m., ET
Representatives from Faces and Voices of Recovery and the Addiction Policy Forum will discuss the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), the first major Federal addiction legislation in 40 years, and the most comprehensive effort undertaken to address the opioid epidemic. CARA encompasses all six pillars necessary for a coordinated response to the opioid epidemic: prevention, treatment, recovery, law enforcement, criminal justice reform, and overdose reversal. While it authorizes over $181 million each year in new funding, monies must be appropriated every year through the regular appropriations process in order for it to be distributed in accordance with the law.
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