Right now, you have a unique opportunity to influence Congress about the need to increase NIH research on understanding chronic pain and opioids that could lead to new treatments. In 2016, The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy (AHDA), helped to have provisions focused on increasing NIH pain research included in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). CARA was signed into law in July 2016. Since then, the AHDA has been collaborating on a bill to fully fund these provisions. That bill was recently introduced:
You can help pass this bill by urging your Members of Congress to co-sponsor it now.
Please click on the link below to send emails to your Members of Congress.
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Please share this with your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone you know who is struggling with chronic pain or opioids. Ask them to take action, too. The voices of the pain and headache disorders community need to ring loudly in D.C. and you really can make a difference.