Our Rights are in Jeopardy!
Our Rights are in Jeopardy!


The Legal Action Center and Faces & Voices of Recovery, along with organizations in the Campaign to Protect Patient Privacy Rights continue to oppose the “Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act,” (H.R. 6082). In the middle of the worst opioid epidemic in our nation’s history, we must do everything we can to increase -- not decrease -- the number of people entering alcohol and/or drug treatment. Moreover, a recent issue of StatNews featured an article on how Congress should listen to the voices of people living with substance use disorders  (“SUD”) when determining patient privacy requirements. This article was written by Dr. H. Westley Clark, the dean’s executive professor of public health at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, a physician specializing in addiction psychiatry, and former director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (who previously testified before the Senate HELP Committee in February 2018).

H.R. 6082 passed the U.S. House of Representatives in June and is now being considered by the U.S. Senate. The right for each individual to determine who gains access to private health information and how that information is used has been the rule of law in the United States for nearly five decades. Should this fundamental right to privacy be lost, hundreds of thousands of people will be unnecessarily harmed and will avoid needed treatment. Moreover, it may take another generation of effort to re-establish these safeguards to the level of privacy and protection that exists today.
To protect your information, or the information of your loved ones, please sign this petition to let the U.S. Senate know that you oppose the “Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, H.R. 6082, now.

Thank you, on behalf of the over 23 million people in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction across America, our families, friends and allies.  As well as the hundreds of national and local organizations who have signed on to the Campaign to Protect Patient Privacy Rights Consensus Principles.



Addiction Haven
Addiction Recovery Communities of California
Addictions Resource Center, Waukesha, WI (ARC, Inc.) 
Advocates for Recovery Colorado 
AIDS United 
Alano Club of Portland 
Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center, South Bend, IN 
American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) 
American Group Psychotherapy Association 
Arthur Schut Consulting LLC 
Association of Persons Affected by Addiction 
Atlantic Prevention Resources 
Bangor Area Recovery Network
California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals (CCAPP) 
Capital Area Project Vox–Lansing (MI)’s Voice of Recovery 
Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources 
CFC Loud N Clear Foundation 
Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition 
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council 
Communities for Recovery 
Community Catalyst 
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) 
Council on Addiction Recovery Services (CAReS)-Orlean, NY 
DarJune Recovery Support Services & Café 
Daystar Center 
DC Recovery Community Alliance
Delphi Behavioral Health Group–Maryland House Detox 
Detroit Recovery Project 
The DOOR-DeKalb Open Opportunity for Recovery 
Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania 
El Paso Alliance 
Faces & Voices of Recovery 
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Grand Strand-SC
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Greenville, SC 
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Low Country: Charleston, SC 
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Mississippi Recovery Advocacy Project 
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Pee Dee, SC 
Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR)-Tri-County: Rock Hill, SC 
Facing Addiction 
Fellowship Foundation Recovery Community Organization 
Floridians for Recovery
Foundation for Recovery 
Friends of Recovery-New York 
George B. Crance Memorial Center
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse 
Great Bear Recovery Collective
Greater Macomb Project Vox 
Harm Reduction Coalition 
Home of New Vision 
HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery 
Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition
Jackson Area Recovery Community-Jackson, MI 
Latah Recovery Center 
Legal Action Center 
Lifehouse Recovery Connection 
Living Proof Recovery 
Long Island Recovery Association (LIRA) 
Lost Dreams Awaken Center, Inc.
Lotus Peer Recovery 
Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery 
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery 
Message Carriers of Pennsylvania 
Mid-Michigan Recovery Services (NCADD Mid-Michigan Affiliate) 
Minnesota Alternatives
Minnesota Recovery Connection 
Missouri Recovery Network 
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals 
National Advocates for Pregnant Women 
National Alliance for Medication Assisted Recovery (NAMA Recovery) 
National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA)
National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD) 
National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) 
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Central Mississippi Area, Inc. 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Maryland 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Phoenix 
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-San Fernando Valley 
Navigate Recovery Gwinnett
Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region 
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies 
Northern Ohio Recovery Association 
Oklahoma Citizen Advocates for Recovery and Transformation Association (OCARTA) Overcoming Addiction Radio, Inc. 
Parent/Professional Advocacy League 
Peer Coach Academy Colorado 
Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations-Alliance (PRO-A) 
People Advocating Recovery (PAR) 
People Living in Recovery (PLR)
Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT) 
Portland Recovery Community Center 
Public Justice Center 
Reality Check
REAL-Michigan (Recovery, Education, Advocacy & Leadership) 
Recover Project/Western MA Training 
Recover Wyoming 
Recovery Alliance of Austin 
Recovery Allies of West Michigan 
Recovery Cafe 
Recovery Communities of North Carolina 
Recovery Community Connection
Recovery Community of Durham 
Recovery Consultants of Atlanta
Recovery Epicenter Foundation, Inc. 
Recovery Force of Atlantic County 
Recovery Friendly Taos
Recovery is Happening 
Recovery Resource Council 
Recovery Organization of Support Specialist 
Revive Recovery, Inc. 
Rhode Island Cares About Recovery (RICARES) 
Rochester Community Recovery Center 
ROCovery Fitness 
Safe Harbor Recovery Center 
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) 
Solutions Recovery
S.O.S. Recovery Community Organization 
SpiritWorks Foundation 
Springs Recovery Connection 
Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug & other Addiction Services (TAADAS) 
The Bridge Foundation 
The Courage Center 
The McShin Foundation 
The Serenity House of Flint 
The Phoenix 
The RASE Project 
The Recovery Channel 
There is No Hero in Heroin
Tia Hart Community Recovery Program 
Together Our Recovery Center Heals (T.O.R.C.H.), Inc. 
Treatment Communities of America 
Treatment Trends, Inc. 
Trilogy Recovery Community 
U MARC (United Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Coalition) 
Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness (USARA) 
Vermont Recovery Network
Voices of Hope for Cecil County, MD 
Voices of Hope Lexington 
Voices of Recovery San Mateo County, CA 
WAI-IAM, Inc. and RISE Recovery Community 
Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization 
Wisconsin Voices for Recovery 
Young People in Recovery

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
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