Over 23 million Americans are in recovery from addiction to alcohol & other drugs
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Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2014
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2014 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people.
Most of us have become familiar with the concept of modern technology as a “double-edged sword”. Although we find many wonderful benefits in possessing a smart phone, tablet, computers of various forms, or gaming devices, we also have come to recognize there are drawbacks, limitations, and even concerns of various forms of “addiction” lurking in the shadows for those who may find themselves “over-indulging”.
‘Substance abuse’ is a term that stigmatizes us and influences both the perception of us and the policies and laws that adversely affect us. Nine years ago, William White wrote that ‘abuse’ must be abandoned - it is overdue. Here is why and some suggestions on how.
This article: (1) briefly reviews the history of these traditional recovery supports, (2) describes the recent emergence of new recovery support institutions and a distinctive, all-inclusive culture of recovery, and (3) discusses the implications of these recent developments for the future of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States.
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