Hello and Welcome All Recovery Friends!
Well it seems we have some exciting news from United To Face Addiction. You may remember I was blogging my fingers off for all the happenings of the Big Rally to raise awareness and funding for all types of addictions this past October, 2015. Well it seems it wasn’t all in vain! A very BIG VOTE is coming up and we could use your help. Here is the resent email newsletter I just got and wanted to share with all my recovery friends and visitors:
Remember when we came together on October 4, 2015 to begin urgently facing addiction? Remember the personal stories you heard, the moving words from families who have lost loved ones to addiction, and the firm resolution we heard from those in positions of power to take action?
Today, we’re thrilled that the President of the United States is among those who heard us loud and clear. When the White House reveals the 2017 budget proposal to Congress next week, it will include an unprecedented amount of $1.1 BILLION in new funding for health care services needed to combat the addiction crisis. This request represents the largest increase in direct federal funding for treating substance use disorders in decades.
The President’s welcome announcement to help turn the tide on the addiction crisis deserves our support. Today, please sign our LETTER thanking the President for this bold proposal.
With the President’s request of $1.1 billion to face addiction, our movement has gained a tremendous partner and ally.
Again, please join Facing Addiction in thanking the President, and send your support for this proposal that will help hundreds of thousands of people currently struggling with addiction.
With the help of our allies across the country and in Washington DC, we can face addiction together.
The Facing Addiction Team
So recovery friends. I hope you will take a little time to visit the blue links provide by the fine folks of Facing Addiction and let us get involved to help the President trying to get this proposal DONE!
Share your support to help get funding for the people who want to recover from any AADICTION!
Thanks Recovery Friends,
Author & Recovery Advocate ~ Catherine Townsend-Lyon