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Help Us Change the Story of Addiction

We’re using the power of storytelling to break barriers and reduce the heartache and frustration. Take action and help us fix the system.

We’re using the power of storytelling to break barriers and reduce the heartache and frustration. Take action and help us fix the system.

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Addiction has dulled too many lights

“I lost my brother to an overdose in December 2004, when he was just 22. I was a freshman in college. My family was turned upside down.”

I spent all of my energy and resources trying to support my son

“Over the last few years, I spent all of my energy and resources trying to support my son, and, frankly, keep him alive.”

Erin Rachwal

With fentanyl, Logan had no chance

Youth are unprepared for the widespread proliferation of deadly fentanyl

Bruces Law

Fentanyl contamination led to my son’s overdose

Substances containing fentanyl are increasingly driving overdose deaths

Lynda McDonald

Methadone treatment was too restrictive to help my son

Legal and regulatory restrictions create barriers to accessing life-saving methadone treatment

Rory was punished for his illness

Many people with substance use disorder end up involved with the criminal justice system, where they are typically subject to an approach that is punitive, rather than health-promoting.

My sons deserve respect bestowed to victims of other national tragedies

The overdose crisis is a national tragedy but the government has not lowered flags to fly at half-staff, a customary recognition of tragedy.

When we finally realized we needed help for our son, we didn’t expect it to be so difficult to find

Because addiction treatment is separate from the rest of the health care system, finding quality treatment can be challenging.

When my family members needed help, I was told my only option was to go to the police

While police are often the default first responders for mental heath and substance use disorder crises, they lack adequate training and preparation.