The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) bill moved to the Senate floor this week.

The bill authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

Bill Gentes, the Project Coordinator for the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force in Lake County, Ill., had a unique challenge. The coalition’s nine permanent drop boxes were at capacity. So, using strategies learned at CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, the coalition leveraged their resources, advocated for a state law, and, as a result, increased collection capacity and lowered their opioid overdose rates.

But the “adventure in advocacy,” as Gentes puts it, wasn’t without its challenges.

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s bi-partisan, unanimous vote today to send the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) bill to the Senate floor.

The Committee held a markup on the bill today, and voted for the bill unanimously.

The bill authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee’s bi-partisan, unanimous vote today to send the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) bill to the Senate floor.

The Committee held a markup on the bill today, and voted for the bill unanimously.

The bill authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

The Drugstore Chain Plans to Collect Unused Drugs and Provide OTC Naloxone

CADCA commends Walgreens for its commitment to install secure collection bins for unused, unwanted and/or expired prescription drugs in their stores.

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget will propose spending an additional $1.1 billion to address the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic, the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced Tuesday. This is the largest increase in direct federal funding for treating substance use disorders in decades.

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 budget will propose spending an additional $1.1 billion to address the opioid and heroin abuse epidemic, the Office of Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced yesterday. This is the largest increase in direct federal funding for treating substance use disorders in decades.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a revised version of the Opioid Overdose Toolkit.

Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

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