Your Voice Counts: Addiction Advocacy 101 (INFOGRAPHIC)
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Addiction Counselors … UNITE!
You have the power to influence your profession, community, clients, and country. How? By lobbying for public policies or changes in attitudes about addiction and its treatment.
Here, we offer a succinct guide in how to advocate for specific issues related to addiction and its treatment. How can you become politically active?
1. Tell your congressional representatives that you want to be sure that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Wellstone-Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity (Parity) Act are fairly and effectively implemented.
2. Lobby for the growth and development of the addiction professional workforce in the 21st century.
3. Ask for increased federal and state funding levels for addiction treatment.
More on The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors NAADAC priorities and practical ways that you can help in this infographic. And post your comments or questions at the end!