U.S. Reps. Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) want to officially recognize America’s addiction professionals workforce of more than 100,000 counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare employees.
“I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution to recognize the role addiction professionals play in successful substance use disorder treatment and counseling,” said Rep. Joyce, vice chair of the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. “We must continue to do everything in our power to support them and their life-saving work on the front lines of our nation’s addiction crisis.”
On April 30, Rep. Joyce sponsored H.Res. 364 with original cosponsors including Rep. Johnson and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) to recognize the contributions of the professionals who specialize in prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery support and education. Rep. Ryan serves as co-chair of the Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus. Read more