S. 1011 (110th): Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Mar 28, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1011

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 28, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Kennedy, and Mr. Enzi) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To change the name of the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the National Institute on Diseases of Addiction and to change the name of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to the National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Act of 2007.

2.

Findings

Congress makes the following findings:

(1)

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain's structure and manner in which it functions. These brain changes can be long lasting, and can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. The disease of addiction affects both brain and behavior, and scientists have identified many of the biological and environmental factors that contribute to the development and progression of the disease.

(2)

The pejorative term abuse used in connection with diseases of addiction has the adverse effect of increasing social stigma and personal shame, both of which are so often barriers to an individual's decision to seek treatment.

3.

Name change

(a)

Public Health Service Act

The Public Health Service Act is amended—

(1)

in section 208(g) (42 U.S.C. 210(g)), by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health;

(2)

in section 401(b) (42 U.S.C. 281(b))—

(A)

in paragraph (12), by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(B)

in paragraph (13), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction;

(3)

in subpart 14 of part C of title IV (42 U.S.C. 285n et seq.)—

(A)

in the subpart heading by striking Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting Alcohol Disorders and Health;

(B)

in section 464H (42 U.S.C. 285n)—

(i)

in subsection (a), by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(ii)

in subsection (b)—

(I)

in paragraph (3), by striking Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting Alcohol Disorders and Health;

(II)

in paragraph (5), by striking National Institute of Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction; and

(III)

in paragraph (10), by striking Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(C)

in section 464P (42 U.S.C. 285o–4)—

(i)

in subsection (a)(7), by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(ii)

in subsection (b)(3), by striking Council on Drug Abuse and inserting Council on Diseases of Addiction; and

(4)

in subpart 15 of part C of title IV (42 U.S.C. 285o et seq.)—

(A)

in the subpart heading by striking Drug Abuse and inserting Diseases of Addiction; and

(B)

in section 464L(a) (42 U.S.C. 285o(a)), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction;

(5)

in section 501 (42 U.S.C. 290aa)—

(A)

by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(B)

by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction;

(6)

in section 507 (42 U.S.C. 290bb)—

(A)

by striking National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(B)

by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction;

(7)

in section 513 (42 U.S.C. 290bb–6), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse in the section heading and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction;

(8)

in section 530 (42 U.S.C. 290cc–30)—

(A)

by striking National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health; and

(B)

by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction; and

(9)

in section 1918(a)(8)(B) (42 U.S.C. 300x–7(a)(8)(B)), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction.

(b)

Other Acts

(1)

Title 5, United States Code

Section 7361(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction.

(2)

Comprehensive Smoking Education Act

Section 3(b)(1)(A) of the Comprehensive Smoking Education Act (15 U.S.C. 1341(b)(1)(A)) is amended by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction.

(3)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

Section 4124(a)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7134 (a)(2)) is amended—

(A)

in subparagraph (C), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction; and

(B)

in subparagraph (D), by striking National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse and inserting National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health.

(4)

Controlled Substances Act

Section 303(g)(2)(H) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 823(g)(2)(H)) is amended by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse each place that such appears and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction.

(5)

Drug Abuse, Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act

The Drug Abuse, Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation Act is amended—

(A)

in section 410(1) (21 U.S.C. 1177(a)), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction; and

(B)

in section 412(a) (21 U.S.C. 1179(A)), by striking National Institute on Drug Abuse and inserting National Institute on Diseases of Addiction.

(c)

Reference

Any reference in any law, regulation, order, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse shall be deemed to be a reference to the National Institute on Diseases of Addiction, the National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health, the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Disorders and Health, and the National Advisory Council on Diseases of Addiction, respectively.

(d)

Rule of construction

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (renamed the National Institute on Alcohol Disorders and Health) or the National Institute on Drug Abuse (as renamed the National Institute on Diseases of Addiction) or have any substantive effect on the duties or responsibilities of such Institutes.