Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus

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The Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus is bi-partisan caucus of the United States House of Representatives established in 2004 by Rep. Jim Ramstad.[1] The Caucus is currently co-chaired by Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Rep. John Fleming (R-LA).

According to the Caucus' webpage, its mission is:

"The mission of the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus is to raise awareness and increase education regarding substance abuse and addiction treatment. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.5 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009, and only 2.6 million—11.2 percent of those who needed treatment—received it at a specialty facility. Furthermore, substance abuse costs our nation more than $484 billion per year through lost earnings, health care expenditures, and costs associated with crime and accidents.This issue is also a pressing concern with our service men and women. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports that combined with PTSD and TBI, substance abuse is a key concern with returning veterans. Prescription drug abuse has doubled among U.S. military personnel from 2002-2005 and tripled between 2005-2008. This caucus aims to help decrease the negative stigma that comes with these diseases and improve the lives of the people around the country suffering from addiction and substance abuse. " [2]

Current Membership[edit]

Democrats Republicans
Rep. John Barrow Rep. Eric Cantor
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
Rep. Karen Bass Rep. John Carter
Rep. Tim Bishop Rep. Tom Cole
Rep. Bruce Braley Rep. John C. Fleming*
Rep. Mike Capuano Rep. Jim Gerlach
Lois Capps Rep. Tim Griffin
Rep. Tony Cardenas Rep. Tom Latham
Rep. Donna Christian-Christensen Rep. Gary Miller
Rep. William Lacy Clay, Jr Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Gerry Connolly Rep. Mike Simpson
Rep. Elijah Cummings Rep. Chris Smith
Rep. Danny Davis Rep. Lee Terry
Rep. Lloyd Doggett Rep. Joe Wilson
Rep. Eliot Engel
Rep. Gene Green
Rep. Rush Holt
Rep. Jared Huffman
Rep. Steve Israel
Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson
Rep. Marcy Kaptur
Rep. William Keating
Rep. Joseph Kennedy
Rep. Ron Kind
Rep. James Langevin
Rep. Rick Larsen
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
Rep. Barbara Lee
Rep. Sander M. Levin
Rep. David Loebsack
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
Rep. Jim Matheson
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
Rep. Betty McCollum
Rep. Jim McDermott
Rep. Jim McGovern
Rep. Mike McIntyre
Rep. Gregory Meeks
Rep. Jim Moran
Rep. Grace Napolitano
Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr.
Rep. Collin Peterson
Rep. David Price
Rep. Nick Rahall
Rep. Charles Rangel
Rep. Tim Ryan*
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Loretta Sanchez
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter
Rep. Paul Tonko**
Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Rep. Henry Waxman
* Chairman ** Vice-Chairman

See also[edit]

Caucus' of the United States Congress

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad Announces New Congressional Recovery Caucus In Betty Ford Center Address". Retrieved 5 Jul 2013. 
  2. ^ "Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus". Retrieved 5 Jul 2013. 

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