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:
A New PATH
Academy of General Dentistry
Acenda Integrated Health
Addiction Care of Excellence
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Alabama Society of Addiction Medicine
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
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Any Positive Change Inc.
ART Of Coaching, Inc.
Appleseed Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
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
Big Blue Eye Consulting, LLC
Big Cities Health Coalition
Boston Medical Center
Broken No More
Care Plus NJ
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
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
Cornerstone Southern Maryland
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
Elizabeth Rose Olsen Foundation Inc
Emergency Nurses Association
Esther Residence, Inc
Even Keel Health & Adolescent Health Center
Family and Children's Association (FCA)
Flagler Open Arms Recovery Services
Flint Odyssey House, Inc
Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions
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
Harm Reduction Action Center
Harvest Healing Foundation, Inc.
Hawai’i Opioid & Consumer Alliance
Health Policy Network LLC
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
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
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.
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance
Mat-Su Health Foundation
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
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
Never Use Alone, Inc.
New Jersey Association of Mental Health & Addiction Agencies, Inc.
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.
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.
Recovery Advocates in Livingston, Inc,
Recovery Centers of Arkansas--Oasis
Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
Relatives Against Purdue Pharma (RAPP)
Renewal Center Recycled Books INC
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
SHE RECOVERS Foundation
Smart Approaches to Marijuana
South Jersey AIDS Alliance
South Texas Patient Advocacy
Southeast Florida Recovery Advocates, Inc
Stanford Sierra Youth & Families
State Health Partners
STEP Mation, inc.
Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, Inc.
Summit Recovery Hub
TCAM MS LLC
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
Third Horizon Strategies
Today I Matter, Inc
Total Family Care Coalition
Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
Treatment Communities of America
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
Why Us Kids?
Wilkes Recovery Revolution, Inc.
Will Work for Recovery
Woodlock and Associates
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Young People in Recovery
YourPath Care, PLLC
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