Feds OK use of opioid funding toward other substances

HUNTINGTON — States will soon be able to utilize opioid funding from the federal government to address the resurgence of methamphetamine and cocaine. The 2020 funding bill passed by Congress in December included Republican Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s Combating Meth and Cocaine Act. The bill expands the use of the State Opioid Response Grant funding to address rising use and overdose deaths attributed to the abuse of methamphetamine and cocaine. “This is not just an opioid problem. This is an addiction problem,” Portman said on the floor of the Senate on Dec. 19. “And addiction is a disease that must be treated like other diseases. And although we have made […]

#129FORHOPE CAMPAIGN

We are asking a few of our key partners to rally their friends, family, and networks to support our mission. By becoming a fundraiser for Fellowship Foundation’s #129ForHope campaign, you will help us raise funds and awareness for a recovery-led response to this deadly epidemic, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good. Starting a fundraiser is easy to do, and it’s fun. We’ll even give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. With your help we can reduce the devastating impact this public health crisis is having on our community. And each fundraiser that meets their goal will get to choose one of five […]

CARA HEADED TO POTUS’ DESK

CARA HEADED TO POTUS’ DESK

The US Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) through Cloture today with an overwhelming 90-2 vote! The final vote will come later today and then passed to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Recovery advocacy makes history! Your voices have helped to pass this expansive legislation. We have successfully educated our policymakers about the epidemic that is devastating our nation. We also showed them that long-term recovery is a reality for over 23 million Americans! Today, July 13, 2016 is a historic day for the Recovery Advocacy movement. Let’s keep this beautiful momentum going.    

ANTHONY’S ACT

  To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate. The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment up to a maximum of One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide suchcare by the Secretary of Health of the state in which it is located. Every day in this country 119 people die from drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency rooms. That averages out to an overdose related hospitalization every 13 seconds and an overdose death every 13 minutes. Drug overdose is now […]