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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My insurance company stopped paying while my son was in treatment

Before my son entered residential treatment, I did my homework. I read my insurance plan’s explanation of...

An insurance denial led my son to Florida, where he died from an overdose

The Parity Act prohibits discriminatory coverage of mental health and substance use disorder benefits but it is not well enforced.

The insurance company insisted my son needed to fail at treatment before providing coverage

“Fail-first” policies put patients at unnecessary risk for suffering a fatal overdose while trying to get coverage for treatment.

Our insurance company refused to cover the long-term treatment my son needed

Even though addiction is a chronic disease, it is often treated with brief, episodic care.

When Casey was finally ready for treatment, the insurance company created more delays

We were struggling to find a bed in rehab. Insurance got in the way, so we found a lot of obstacles there,...

Barbara and Ryan Hampton - today

My insurance company would not pay for treatment

The cost, at this point in my life, was beyond my financial ability. I was still paying off treatment he had...