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NCADD-SD selected by Facing Addiction

NCADD-SD selected by Facing Addiction
Earlier this month, the Facing Addiction Public Safety Working Group selected NCADD-SD to be included in the 15 communities to participate in our Pilot Community Project. First announced in October 2016, this project will work to reform the public response to the addiction crisis in selected communities via a grassroots-driven campaign strategy.
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Advocacy Update

Advocacy Update
CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act)

Last week, the House of Representatives passed S. 524, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 by a vote of 407-5.  The bill is now headed to the Senate and then to President Obama for his signature.  It has been almost three years since the bill was first introduced.

CARA would expand prevention and education initiatives, strengthen prescription drug monitoring programs, expand availability of naloxone and provide necessary training to expand treatment for opioid and heroin addiction. 

For details on the bill, click here.

Final Rules on Medication-Assisted Treatment Published

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued final regulations intended to increase access to medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine products in physician offices.  The new limit, effective August 5, 2016 when the regulation goes into effect, will be 275 patients.  There are several eligibility requirements for physicians including having a current waiver to treat up to 100 patients and maintaining that waiver for at least one year.  Other requirements include being Board-certified in addiction medicine or addiction psychiatry; practicing in a qualified practice; having no Medicare privilege revocations, and no violations of the Controlled Substances Act.  For full details, click here.

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Videos

Videos

KUSI SAN DIEGO PEOPLE - UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION

 

 

 

 

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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

CARAfactsheetAsk Your Senator or Representative to Support the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 | Faces & Voices of Recovery.

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NCADD-SD to Join the UNITE To Face Addiction Rally

face addiction logoOn October 4, 2015 NCADD-SD will be supporting Facing Addiction, along with more than 600 organizations from around the world, will gather in a show of solidarity to UNITE to Face Addiction and end the silence around our most urgent health crisis. Together we can help the 22 million Americans with addiction, stand up for the 23 million more in recovery, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day.

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A trip to St Louis

april franklinJane Giatras and I had the good fortune of spending a week at the NCADA affiliate in St Louis Missouri. The Midwest hospitality was awesome.
NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) has been in existence for 50 years and began very much like the NCADD-SD is planning. With one school, one program, and one trainer. Their program has now grown to include 50 trainers managing a wide array of drug and alcohol prevention training.

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