ACTION NEEDED: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2014

Take a quick moment and add your weight behind a bill currently being reviewed by the Senate. S.2839-A bill to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use. Tell our Ohio Senators that we Americans support recovery and working with addiction as a treatable disease.

The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) 2014 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country for recovery community organizations, recovery high schools and collegiate recovery programs.

The Ohio Senators are:

Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH)
Class I
713 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2315
Portman, Rob – (R – OH)
Class III
448 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-3353

Sample telephone script if you call:

Them: Representative’s office, how can I help you?

You: Hi, my name is [Your Name], and I’m a resident of [Your State].

I support Senate Bill 2839: The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2014. This bill is very important to improve recovery support services in the United States. I’m calling to urge the Representative to support the companion bill when it is introduced into the House.

Them: Thank you for calling. Can I get your name again and your address?

You: Yes. My name is . . . and my address is . . .

Them: I will let the Representative know you called.

You: Thank you for your time!

That’s it!  The whole thing takes less than two minutes!  Your help is vital and lives will be saved as a result of passing this Bill.  Please do it now.  If you would like more information on The Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act (CARA) 2014 visit:

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