CCARA Saves Lives

California Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

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The following legislation has been submitted to California’s Legislative Counsel. As bill numbers are assigned and authors are identified, this information will be updated: Recovery Residence Certification Bill: Requires the implementation of best practices to increase access to legitimate and safe recovery residence homes. Fact Sheet Physical Capacity Expansion Bill: Removes the limit…

4 Pillars of CCARA

Improve Addiction Treatment Service Access for Californians California lacks a coherent plan for expanding access and improving services for addiction treatment. Every day Californians who come forward and are determined to have a medical necessity for addiction treatment die waiting for it. Others lose hope and continue to use substances…

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Support CCARA Legislation, Send Your Letters Today: As bills are introduced, simply download the letter template and replace the yellow highlighted items with your information and send them to CCAPP for delivery: email to: CCAPP Government Affairs, or fax to (916) 338-9468 Visit this page later in the legislative process…


CCARA is modeled from the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

The California Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act of 2017



California’s comprehensive blueprint for addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery services:

Reformulating resources, priorities, and vision to focus on addiction as a public health crisis.

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