Priority Issues

The substance use prevention & treatment block grant

Over 30 years of research has demonstrated that individuals in recovery have a greater chance of maintaining their sobriety if they are employed in the workforce as productive members of society.

IMD Exclusion

In the face of an opioid epidemic, the nation cannot afford to continue to bear the unintended constraints of the 50-year old provision under Medicaid that severely impedes availability and access to treatment.

SUD and Housing

Of the 1,614,358 admissions to treatment services nationally in 2014, 15% were homeless according to SAMHSA — a considerable issue as stable housing is an essential component to attaining recovery goals and wellness.

TCA and the efficacy of Sud treatment

Community-based SUD treatment services specifically seek to treat people in the community while strengthening pro-social bonds and providing connections to additional assistance. 

SUD and Child Welfare

It is estimated that between 60%-80% of families involved with child protective services in the country have a Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

Returning Veterans

TCA believes that returning veterans and their families should have ready access to appropriate substance use and co-occurring screening and treatment services.

Addiction Workforce

Our country is on the verge of a crisis. There is an inadequate supply of workers trained in substance use treatment, including those specializing in the therapeutic community philosophy of treatment.  This crisis is not unlike the nursing shortage, addressed by Congress. 

SUD and employment

Over 30 years of research has demonstrated that individuals in recovery have a greater chance of maintaining their sobriety if they are employed in the workforce as productive members of society.