Obama Signs Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

    Sign on the dotted line

    President Obama on Friday signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), which aims to combat opioid addiction. He said the measure does not provide adequate funding, The Hill reports.

    “This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic,” Obama said in a statement. “Given the scope of this crisis, some action is better than none. However, I am deeply disappointed that Republicans failed to provide any real resources for those seeking addiction treatment to get the care that they need.”

    CARA aims to help communities develop treatment and overdose programs. It also will provide training for emergency personnel in administering the overdose antidote naloxone, and will help communities buy it.


    July 2016