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Every voice matters.
And sadly, many of us are now our child's voice.
Visit NationalFentanylAwarenessDay.org to learn more about lethal, illicit fentanyl and easy ways to share and spread the awareness that #OnePillCanKill. #JustSayKNOW - and #NoRandomDrugs
Join FED UP!'s Capitol Hill Week, usually in May!
Reach out to your senator and congressional representatives to get involved.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made our country's addiction crisis worse. More than 93,000 Americans lost their lives to an overdose in 2020. That's a new, heartbreaking record.
Even though addiction is a treatable illness, we needlessly lose thousands of lives due to a nationwide shortage of trustworthy, affordable, evidence-based addiction care.
As the overdose crisis continues to ravage communities across the country, our federal government has a critical opportunity to help.
Tell Your Reps: Make Addiction Training Standard For Doctors
The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act is designed to ensure that all DEA-controlled medication prescribers have a baseline knowledge of how to prevent addiction and how to identify, treat, and manage patients who have substance use disorders. You might think that this is already the case, but it’s not. Addiction treatment is currently not a focus in many medical schools, meaning most doctors do not know how to identify or treat substance use disorder, despite the public health emergency that it is. That’s why we need this legislation.
Contact your Members of Congress now and urge them to pass the MATE Act!
Click here to send an email to your Members of Congress to support the MATE Act..
Click Here to Tell Your Representative to Oppose the MORE Act
Marijuana commercialization is nothing more than social injustice, as it only serves the monied interest of Big Pot lobbyists, addiction corporations such as Big Tobacco, alcohol conglomerates, and the investor class that overwhelmingly make up the marijuana industry.
Tell Your Member of Congress to Oppose the Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act
The United States Senate could soon move to consider a bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to legalize marijuana nationwide.
Take action against this bill today by clicking this link to send your senators and representative an urgent message outlining why the Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act is a misguided bill that will only benefit Big Pot and its addiction-for-profit investors.