Obama Signs Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

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.”

Full story of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act at drugfree.org

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