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New Legislative Efforts Tackle Substance Use: From Campuses to Workplaces and Treatment Programs

In the California State Capitol, the recent deadline for bill introductions has sparked a wave of legislative proposals, with nearly 2,000 bills set for consideration this session. Amidst this flurry, a series of impactful measures have emerged, each targeting different facets of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and its management—from student safety and workplace readiness to the support of treatment services. Here’s a closer look at these initiatives and the changes they propose.

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Why Isn’t California Taking Advantage of a New Overdose Reversal Treatment that Could Save Lives? (SF Chronicle)

CAADPE has successfully placed an important Op-Ed in today’s San Francisco Chronicle. Our piece, titled “A New Overdose Reversal Treatment Could Save Lives.” This piece delves into vital developments in overdose reversal treatments and the critical need for California to embrace these life-saving measures.


CAADPE Advocacy Priorities: 2024

See how our core principles are reflected in our proposed legislative priorities for 2024.


Vote Card: 2022-23 Legislative Session

See how each California Senator and Assemblymember voted on key policy bills that mirror the values of CAADPE members.

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Complete the DHCS Behavioral Health Delivery Systems Credentialing Survey for Providers

The Medi-Cal Behavioral Health is team reaching out to request assistance with a brief survey that the DHCS has developed on credentialing and re-credentialing protocols and timeframes for specialty behavioral health providers…


SB 641 Bill to Prevent Opioid Deaths Vetoed by Governor Newsom 

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed Senate Bill 641 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside), which would have helped ensure that those who administer overdose reversal medications have the best chance at saving lives. Learn more in the Press Release from CAADPE and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.