Cosponsor the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

We need your help to empower families struggling with substance use disorder. Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 5572 in the House and S. 3179 in the Senate, the Family Support Services for Addiction Act.

We know that when families are involved and empowered, the outcomes for their loved ones are better. Now is the time to inspire more families to come out of the shadows and demand support and resources. Stigma has kept so many from accessing quality treatment and involving their families. We can change this by providing families with support and resources to help their loved ones.

The Family Support Services for Addiction Act is an important step to involve, engage and support families that are struggling. Fill out the form below to send a letter to your Members of Congress to urge them to take action on this issue by cosponsoring S. 3179 and H.R. 5572   

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Support H.R. 5572 and S. 3179 Family Support Services for Addiction Act

Dear [Decision Maker],

I write to urge you to cosponsor H.R. 5572 in the House and S.3179 in the Senate, the Family Support Services for Addiction Act, to provide critical resources to those struggling with substance use disorder and their loved ones.

This legislation fills a gaping hole that exists at the federal level for addiction resources by providing family programs with support and funding for their critical services.

Too often, when families are struggling with substance use disorder, they are told to kick their loved one out of the house and let them hit "rock bottom." In the age of fentanyl, this can be deadly advice. Rather than being told to wait passively for the illusive "rock bottom" moment, families need to be supported and empowered with tools so that they can be part of the solution.

Family support services include family training and education, family therapy, systems navigation to help families locate or access resources, crisis and/or loss and grief support. The evidence is strong, that when family members are involved in their loved one's treatment, outcomes are better.

As a concerned constituent, I urge you to take further action on the addiction issue by cosponsoring H.R. 5572 in the House and S. 3179 in the Senate.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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