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Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services
~ Saving Lives, Saving Dollars ~
 
Update on FY 2017 Supplemental Budget Funding for BSAS
 
Governor Baker requested an additional $5 million in supplemental funding for addiction treatment when he approved the Fiscal Year 2017 budget in early July.
This additional funding is needed to preserve all existing services funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Service’s (BSAS).
 
There are indications that the Legislature does not plan to enact a supplemental budget before ending its formal session this Sunday, July 31st
EOHHS also communicated that BSAS will continue to fund all programs in the short term until the Legislature has the opportunity to act on the supplemental funding later this year.
 
The Legislature can still act on a supplemental budget after July 31 - in the so-called “informal sessions.”
 
MCAS will continue to monitor this situation and will issue a Call to Action when your advocacy is needed to help secure this funding.
 
Thank you for your on-going support!
 
Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services Members
AIDs Action Committee, Dan Delaney, 617-251-6774
Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Vic DiGravio and Connie Peters, 508-647-8385
Massachusetts Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors, Sue O’Connor, 413-739-2440, ext. 6259
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Joe Finn, 617-367-6447
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, Maryanne Frangules, 617-423-6627
Massachusetts Public Health Association, Rebekah Gewirtz, 857-263-7072 x100
Massachusetts Viral Hepatitis Coalition, www.aac.org/policy-center/coalitions/mvhc.html
Recovery Homes Collaborative, Bob Monahan and John McGahan, www.rhcmass.org
Student Coalition on Addiction, Siva Sundaram, siva_sundaram@hms.harvard.edu 
The Boston Public Health Commission, Maria Rios, 617-534-2288
 
 
 


Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services
~ Saving Lives, Saving Dollars ~
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CALL TO ACTION
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**Please share this action alert with friends & family for~their support!**

Governor Baker signed the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget into law~in early July and requested the Legislature add an additional $5 million in addiction funding in a supplemental budget. ~

The Legislature must approve this supplemental funding request for the
Baker Administration~to preserve existing services.
Thank you Governor Baker for your support of treatment services!~
It is deeply~upsetting that over four people are dying a day in Massachusetts from opioid overdoses.~ We must continue to preserve access to services for individuals who desperately need them. ~


We truly appreciate your strong advocacy and hope you will take a minute to send your House and Senate Members an email
asking them to pass the addiction funding in the supplemental budget proposed last Friday. ~


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Massachusetts Coalition for Addiction Services
~ Saving Lives, Saving Dollars ~
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CALL TO ACTION
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Governor Baker signed the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget into law on Friday and
requested the Legislature add an additional $5 million in addiction funding in a supplemental budget. ~

The Legislature must approve this supplemental funding request for the
Baker Administration to preserve existing services. ~
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Thank you Governor Baker for your support!~
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It is deeply~upsetting that over four people are dying a day in Massachusetts from opioid overdoses. ~
We must continue to preserve access to services for individuals who desperately need them. ~


We truly appreciate your strong advocacy and hope you will take a minute to send your House and Senate Members
an email asking them to pass the addiction funding in the supplemental budget proposed last Friday. ~
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The following programs are at risk if the Legislature does not address this funding gap

The following programs are at risk if the Legislature does not address this funding gap:
Recovery coaches in emergency departments
Opioid Urgent Care Centers
Improvements to the BSAS Helpline
funding for 3 new Recovery Centers
fundign for Learn to Cope
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

From Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

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Learn to Cope Chapters
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Peer to Peer Family Support
Recovery Centers
Safe and Supportive Activity Environment for People in Recovery
DOC collaboration for the use of Vivitrol- medication- for people re-entering the community from correctional facilities
Building safety net for people who have not used drugs in prison, and moving back to the community where former stimulation may arise
Office Based Opioid Treatment
Medication Assistance Treatment, is done via Office Based Opioid Treatment~~ combining behavioral therapy and medications
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
For much needed improved supportive access information to treatment on the web and online
Peer to Peer Network (MOAR)
Building a peer network emphasizing support,~ communication, and~~ connection for addiction recovery~
Recovery Coach in Emergency Room
Having qualified emergency room peer support, not a clinician nor an AA sponsor, who has the capacity to engage a person to recovery supports.~~~
Opioid Urgent care
Walk-in centers which provide assessment; intake to place the person in the best treatment setting; daily clinically run group sessions; and emergency one-on-one counseling.
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These are existing programs – Please allow them to exist~ to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery
After strategy, implementation, staffing has taken place
We understand that the state has a major deficit ………..
But we have a worse addiction epidemic ….
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~We deeply respect the state legislature and leadership, and want a correction to the above
Thank you
Please call me at 617 279 3395
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Maryanne Frangules
Maryanne Frangules
MOAR
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery
Executive Director
C/O Boston ASAP - 2nd floor
29 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Tel: 617-423-6627
Cell: 617-279-3395
Fax: 617-423-6626





Budget Conference Committee Appointed:
Contact your Legislator to Support Addiction Funding~
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Ask your State Senator and State Representative to contact the members of the budget Conference Committee in support of addiction treatment programs.~


The Senate President and House Speaker appointed Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Karen Spilka, Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Vinny deMacedo, House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey, Representative Stephen Kulik and Representative Todd Smola to the conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate spending bills and produce a final legislative budget. ~
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Once finalized, the conference committee report will be voted either up or down (no amendments are permitted) by each chamber, and if approved, sent to the Governor who will have ten days to review the budget and return his vetoes and recommendations for amendment.~
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We are asking that the conference committee include $5 million in the Substance Abuse Services Fund (1595-4510) to maintain existing addiction services. ~ The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services will be forced to make cuts to the following programs if the funding is not included:
  • Three Opioid Urgent Care Centers (Pilot Programs) located in Fall River, Boston and Worcester
  • Recovery Coaches in Emergency Rooms (Pilot Program) in Southeastern Massachusetts~
  • Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) funding for its statewide Peer to Peer network. The loss of this funding will decimate MOAR~
  • Learn to Cope funding for parent/family support chapters across the state
  • BSAS Helpline Improvements to help individuals and families locate and access addiction treatment services~
  • Office Based Opioid Treatment Programs to increase access to medication assisted treatmen
  • Three New Recovery Support Centers for people in recovery in Holyoke, Hyannis and Quincy~
  • Expanded Hours of Operation of Existing Recovery Support Centers statewide
  • Recovery Coaches and Emergency Services Programs (ESPs).~ A DPH/MassHealth Project to provide 24/7 on-call Recovery Coach services via ESPs to Emergency Departments, for the successful transition of opioid patients to addiction treatment services
  • Department of Corrections Vivitrol Program for persons re-entering the community and tracking their progress
  • Evaluation of Pilot Projects (Opioid Urgent Care Centers and Recovery Coaching in ERs)
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