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Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2019

This week Faces & Voices of Recovery sends our formal support to the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 2019, which would provide $100 billion in federal funding over the next ten years to support federal research and programs, including the adoption of evidence-based, nationally recognized level-of-care standards for addiction treatment. Faces & Voices,…

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The Medication Access & Training Expansion Act (MATE) and what you need to know!

The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, aims to ensure all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance prescribers have a baseline knowledge of how to prevent, identify, treat, and manage patients with substance use disorder (SUD). The MATE Act would address a critical need for training in addiction medicine that is severely lacking. Today,…

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Faces and Voices’ Public Comment on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: 42 CFR Part 2

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  Submitted via E-Rulemaking Portal September 24, 2019   The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attn: Suzette Brann, SAMHSA 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13E01B Rockville, Maryland 20857   Re:  Comments on Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding 42 CFR Part 2 (SAMHSA-4162-20; RIN 0930-AA30)   Dear Ms.…

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Medication Patients May Find Chilly Reception in NA’s Rooms

Addiction Professional, December 27, 2018

Attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings had reinforced Alan Wartenberg, MD’s recovery for years, until the early 1990s when he started overseeing medical services at New England programs that offered methadone treatment. The reaction the internist says he then received from some members of the NA fellowship ran the gamut from uncomfortable to downright menacing.

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