One of the first collective initiatives of the new Addiction Solutions Campaign is a major effort to secure equitable insurance coverage for addiction treatment, which consumers are entitled to under the Parity Act.
David Sheff, journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean,” was our guest host for our very first Facebook Live Thursday, June 16. He shared his personal story of being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, read an excerpt from his book, and answered our community’s questions.
We are pleased to announce that starting this May, Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re joining Facebook’s effort to help those who may be struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders with support, real-time counsel, and tools and resources.
Our President and CEO, Marcia Lee Taylor, participated in the session, HIDTA Heroin Response Strategy: Take-Home Strategies for Your Community, which highlighted several High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas collaboration with the Partnership and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With 144 people dying from a drug overdose each day in the U.S., the country is facing a public health crisis that is tearing millions of families apart. The Partnership has been on the frontlines of this issue for more than 30 years. Today, the organization announced its priority to support families who need help for a loved one, unveiling a new website customized for a parent’s journey in addressing their child’s substance use.
We are grateful to Sigmund Software for their generosity in selecting the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids as their charity beneficiary at their Sigmund Software South Florida Conference, this past January.
“The passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) marks a historic moment for the millions of Americans struggling with addiction and for the families trying to find help for a loved one.