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Support H.R. 419 to Help Recognize the Contributions of the Addiction Workforce

A resolution recognizing the contributions of the Addiction Profession workforce has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. As advocates for the profession, your voice is critical in building support for H.Res. 419 and for the vital services you provide your clients every day.

On June 3, 2019, Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH-14) and Tim Ryan (D-OH-13), along with original cosponsors Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH-06), Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI-05), and Ann Kuster (D-NH-02), introduced H.Res. 419. The bipartisan resolution acknowledges the importance of delivering comprehensive care for individuals with substance use disorders and the key role of Addiction Professionals in providing effective treatment and recovery services. The resolution also helps raise awareness about the Addiction Profession and underlines the importance of investing in the addiction workforce.

Please contact your Representative today and urge them to cosponsor H.Res.419. Click here to find your U.S. Representative.

Sample Script for Call or Email:

I’m an Addiction Professional and constituent. I provide critical treatment and recovery services in the community, and I’m calling to urge Representative [  XX  ] to cosponsor bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 419. The resolution recognizes the contributions of Addiction Professionals providing quality, effective treatment and recovery services across the country and acknowledges the need for investments in the addiction workforce.

Thank you for passing along my message. Please feel free to contact me or NAADAC with any questions you may have. [ADD YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION.] I look forward to hearing from you on this important topic.