KENTUCKY (KFVS) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced the introduction of his bill, the Comprehensive Addiction Recovery through Effective Employment and Reentry (CAREER) Act on April 24.
The CAREER Act would bring targeted relief to the states most devastated by substance abuse, this includes Kentucky.
The pilot program would encourage local businesses and treatment groups to form partnerships to help individuals in recovery find and maintain employment according to release from the Senator's office.
It encourages expanding transitional housing options for recovering addicts until they secure permanent arrangements. The program also gives states more flexibility to spend federal career services and training funds to support individuals transitioning from treatment to the workforce according to the release.