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Our highest priority is advocacy for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of addiction. This goal is accomplished through prudent execution of personal and corporate advocacy efforts at local, state and national levels. The expertise, integrity, and commitment of our association management firm and the staff of our national affiliate lead advocacy efforts. Advocacy includes monitoring regulatory agencies at state and federal levels.   capitol

 

TAAP members visit with Senator John Cornyn during NAADAC’s Advocacy in Action Conference in Washington DC

 

The group had an extended meeting with his healthcare policy staff member. Senator Cornyn is very interested in prevention programming in our public schools and we were able to share with him several resources that demonstrate the effectiveness of prevention. Other topics included protection of patient privacy, need for ongoing block grant funding to support access to services in Texas, benefits to our Texas addiction workforce from the National Health Service Corp and Minority Fellowship programs. We also voiced our opposition to the States Act and encouraged more research on medical and recreational marijuana.

Senator Cornyn has been named Chairman of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. The Caucus’ focus is to expand international cooperation against drug abuse and narcotics trafficking. He expressed his appreciation for the work we do as addiction professionals and let us know he understands addressing both the demand and supply sides of the issue are important. 



 

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