July 19, 2016
Following the July 13 U.S. Senate’s passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), providers, families and communities should evaluate the act’s impacts. The reform, S. 524, is viewed as a comprehensive approach to expand education, prevention and treatment of opioid abuse.

The act passed by a vote of 92 to 2 following the House’s passage of the bill the preceding week by a vote of 407 to 5. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature.  The compromise bill was approved by conferees from both the U.S. House and Senate who worked together to resolve differences between versions passed in each chamber earlier in the Congressional session. 

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