Ensure Healthcare Reform Includes Substance Abuse Prevention and Substance Use Disorders

Members of Congress continue to work at a fast and furious pace to come to an agreement on healthcare reform legislation, but we need your help now if we want to get substance abuse prevention included in this critical legislation. If you haven’t already, click here to respond to CADCA’s current legislative alert.

Responding to this legislative alert will ensure that the final version of healthcare reform includes language that:

1) explicitly includes substance abuse prevention in the definition of community based prevention; and
2) explicitly includes substance use disorders as part of the definition of chronic disease, condition or illness.

Please respond to CADCA’s legislative alert as soon as possible to ask members of Congress to explicitly include substance abuse prevention in the definition of community based prevention, and substance use disorder in the definition of chronic disease, condition or illness.

For additional information, please contact Kelly Lieupo, Director of Public Policy, at 703-706-0560 ext. 241, or via e-mail at klieupo@cadca.org.

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