Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus

Issues: Health Care

Democrat Co-Chair: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Republican Co-Chair: Rep. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI)

Democratic Vice Co-Chair: Paul Tonko (D-NY)

Republican Vice Co-Chair: Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH)

The Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus educates and raises awareness among lawmakers about addiction prevention and treatment and substance abuse.  Opioid deaths have surpassed 30,000 for the first time in history, while nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes each year. Substance abuse costs our nation $600 billion in health care, criminal justice, and lost productivity costs, but that is nothing compared to the toll it takes on our families and friends.  Preventing the further spread of this epidemic is essential to our nation’s complete recovery.  The Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus aims to stop these devastating trends by bringing awareness to this cause and changing the stigma associated with addiction and mental illness.

Official Membership List of the Bipartisan Congressional Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus: