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Watch: Panel Discusses CARA Funding To Combat Opioid Abuse

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The Comprehensive Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act received nearly unanimous bipartisan support when it passed through the U.S. House and Senate earlier this year.

Its goal is to funnel funds to states for opioid addiction treatment, prevention and recovery, but it does not guarantee any funding.

Following the premiere of the new documentary Finding the Fix: Heroin’s Hold on the Heartland, WFIU and WTIU hosted a live panel discussion about CARA’s potential impact: Addressing The Heroin Epidemic.



justin headshotJustin Phillips is the founder of the nonprofit organization Overdose Lifeline.



AndrakaDr. Basia Andraka-Christou is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.


synin stillTom Synan is the Police Chief in Newtown, Ohio, and the Director of the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force.


EmilyWsmlEmily Walden is the founder of the Stoppnow Kentucky chapter, a board member of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition and a committee member of Fed Up!



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