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Ranking Member Cassidy Continues Push to Reauthorize Expired SUPPORT Act Amid Calls from 300+ Groups to Take Action

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a statement bringing attention to the over 300 substance-abuse prevention and treatment, mental health and other policy organizations that have called on the HELP Committee to take up and reauthorize the SUPPORT Act. This legislation funds important programs that bolster prevention, treatment, and recovery services for Americans with substance use disorders. The SUPPORT Act expired on September 30th.  

“Thousands of Americans are dying each month from opioid and drug overdoses. The HELP committee needs to hold a markup to reauthorize the SUPPORT Act so we can evaluate, improve and fund these life-saving programs. Missing these deadlines puts vital resources in jeopardy,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I appreciate the support from the advocates expressing the urgency of this problem. Even if there are some differences in opinion on specific policies to include, we all agree the HELP Committee needs to get the SUPPORT Act reauthorization done.” 

Since the beginning of the 118th Congress, Cassidy has stressed the importance of the Senate HELP Committee fulfilling its responsibility to take up and reauthorize expiring public health programs. Due to lack of action, Cassidy introduced legislation to reauthorize the SUPPORT Act in July.  

Organizations calling on the HELP Committee to reauthorize the SUPPORT Act include:


Academy of General Dentistry

Acenda Integrated Health

Addiction Care of Excellence

AIDS Foundation Chicago

Alabama Society of Addiction Medicine

Aletheia House


American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

American Association on Health and Disability

American College of Clinical Pharmacy

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Medical Toxicology

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

American Mental Health Counselors Association

American Nurses Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association Services

American Society of Addiction Medicine

American Therapeutic Recreation Association


Anonymity VA

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Any Positive Change Inc.

ART Of Coaching, Inc.

Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc.

Asana Recovery

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Association of Persons Affected by Addiction

Astron Legal Nurse Consulting

Beacon of Hope Champions Ministries, LLC

Begin Anew Recovery

Behavioral Health Foundation

Behavioral Health Network

Bicycle Health

Big Blue Eye Consulting, LLC

Big Cities Health Coalition

Boston Medical Center

Boulder Care

BPC Action

Braeburn, Inc.

Broken No More

Care Plus NJ

CaringWorks, Inc.

Catholic Charities

Center for Addiction Treatment

Center for Housing & Health Center Point, Inc.

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)


Central City Concern

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center

Central Plains Center

Children's Hospital Association

CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine

Clinical Consultants of Boston

Clinical Social Work Association

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

Colorado Hospital Association

Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine

CommuniCare, Inc.

Community Catalyst

Community Counseling Center

Community Counseling Center of Mercer County

Community Health Action of Staten Island

Community in Crisis

Community Reach Center

Community Recovery Alliance

Conifer Park and Liberty Behavioral Management Group

Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance

Connections Health Solutions

COPE Network

Cornerstone Montgomery

Cornerstone Southern Maryland

CRS Recovery

Crisis and Counseling Centers, Inc.

Crisis Text Line

DePaul Community Services

Detroit Recovery Project

Door to Serenity

Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania

Edwin C. Chapman MD PC

Elevant Health

Elizabeth Rose Olsen Foundation Inc

Emergency Nurses Association

ENVIVE Solutions

Esther Residence, Inc

Even Keel Health & Adolescent Health Center

Family and Children's Association (FCA)

Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services

Flint Odyssey House, Inc

Footprints, Inc.

Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions

FourLifers Incorporated

Franklin County House of Corrections

Fresno New Connections, Inc

Gateway Foundation, Inc.

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice

Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center, Boston University

Group Six Partners, LLC

Gulf Coast Health Center Inc

Harbor Point Therapy, PLLC

Harlem United

Harm Reduction Action Center

Harvest Healing Foundation, Inc.

Hawai’i Opioid & Consumer Alliance

Haymarket Center

Health Policy Network LLC

HealthRIGHT 360

Henry Edwards HIV Alliance

Hope and Wellness Resources

Hope House Treatment Centers IC&RC

Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine


Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers


Integrity House

International OCD Foundation

International Society for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses

Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition

Iowa Mental Health Advocacy

Johnson County Mental Health Center

Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition

Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine

Lake Charles Addiction and Wellness

Lakeshore Foundation

LDC Wellbeing

Leading By Example LLC

Lissa Franklin and Associates

Little River Medical Center

Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp LMGCA

Louisiana Society of Addiction Medicine

Magnolia Center, Inc.

Mandolin Foundation

Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Massage Kneads

Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance

Mat-Su Health Foundation

McClendon Center


Mental Health & Inclusion Ministries

Mental Health America

Mental Health America of Licking County

Mental Health Liaison Group

Mental Health Recovery Board Clark, Greene, Madison Counties

Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Minot Area Recovery Community Organization

Missouri Behavioral Health Council

Mobilize Recovery

Mogollon Treatment Center


Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health, Inc.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness Queens/Nassau

National Association for Behavioral Health

National Association for Children's Behavioral Health (NACBH)

National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

National Council for Mental Wellbeing

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Eating Disorders Association

National Federation of Families

National Harm Reduction Coalition

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

National Register of Health Service Psychologists

National Safety Council

National Survivors Union/New England Drug Users Union/Never Use Alone/ Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Helpline

NCADD Maryland


Never Use Alone, Inc.

New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc.

New Start

NHMH - No Health without Mental Health

Nurse’s Court, LLC

Odyssey House Louisiana, Inc.

Odyssey House New York

Open Sky Community Services, Inc.

Ophelia Health, Inc.


Overdose Crisis Response Fund Partnership to End Addiction

Overdose Prevention Initiative

Peer 360 Recovery Alliance

People Engaged In Recovery

Perry Wellness Center


Pivot Solutions LLC

Plains Area Mental, Inc.

Podesta Wellness

Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health

Powell Recovery Center, Inc.

President, Connecticut Chapter of American Society of Addiction Medicine

Public Justice Center

Putnam County Medical Mission

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.

Reboot Jackson

Recovery Advocates in Livingston, Inc,

Recovery Alliance

Recovery Centers of Arkansas--Oasis

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services

REDC Consortium


Relatives Against Purdue Pharma (RAPP)

Renewal Center Recycled Books INC

RI International

Rincon Family Services

Rio Salado Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.

Rural AIDS Action Network

Sabater Laboratory for Psychological Innovations Inc AND The SabaterLAB Foundation

Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc

San Francisco Drug Users Union

Sandy Hook Promise

Sarita Lynne Ministries

Sea Change Recovery Community Org

Serna Solutions LLC

Setbacks to Comebacks


Shawnee Health


Simmons University

Smart Approaches to Marijuana

SMART Recovery

South Jersey AIDS Alliance

South Texas Patient Advocacy

Southeast Florida Recovery Advocates, Inc

Southwest Network

Stanford Sierra Youth & Families

State Health Partners

STEP Mation, inc.

Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, Inc.

Summit Recovery Hub



Tennessee Hospital Association

The Center for Great Expectations

The Clinic, Enid, Oklahoma

The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County, Inc

The Family Focused Treatment Association

The Happier Life Project

The Kennedy Forum

The McShin Foundation

The Meyers Group

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health

The Never Alone Clubhouse

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Provider

The Porchlight Collective SAP

The Purpose of Recovery

The WrightTime4Change

Third Horizon Strategies

Today I Matter, Inc

Total Family Care Coalition

Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities

Treatment Communities of America

Trilogy, Inc.

True Nature Recovery Counseling

Turning Point Community Programs

University of Minnesota-Broadway Family Medicine Clinic/North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program


Venango Training & Development Cener, Inc. Vesta, Inc.

VIP Community Services, Inc.

Virginia State Chapter of American Society of Addiction Medicine Voices of Hope Lexington, Inc.

Voices of Hope, Inc.

Voices of Recovery San Mateo County

Volunteers of America, Utah

Vstar Behavioral Health Services PLLC

Wabash Valley Recovery Center

Warren Family Recovery

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.


WestCare Foundation, Inc.

WestCare Gulf Coast Region

Westside Family Health Center

Whitlock Consulting

Why Us Kids?

Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc.

Will Work for Recovery

Woodland Centers

Woodlock and Associates

Workit Health

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

Young People in Recovery

YourPath Care, PLLC


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