Happy manNCADD has joined with about 90 organizations in signing onto a letter in support of S. 2839, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2014 (CARA).

The bill was introduced by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI ), Rob Portman (R-OH ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH ) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and would make important advancements to address the growing epidemic of drug abuse in the country.

The letter is being sent to Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Charles Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of that Committee, and to Representatives Robert Goodlatte (R-VA), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member.

The bill, referred to as CARA, will:

The bill has been referred to the respective Judiciary Committees.