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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Because I am Black, I am more likely to be arrested or go to prison for drug use than receive treatment

Racist drug policies, coupled with systemic racism in the health care and criminal justice systems, have sowed distrust and had devastating consequences on Black and Brown communities.

When William needed help, he was repeatedly turned away by hospitals

After reviving a patient who has overdosed, hospital emergency departments often miss an opportunity to engage the patient with substance use disorder treatment.

I was one of the lucky ones to receive medication to treat my opioid addiction

Legal and regulatory restrictions, stigma, and other barriers make it difficult for many patients to access FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD).

Our son overdosed in his doctor’s office and they had no idea what to do

Health care providers receive minimal training to address addiction and are unequipped to identify, treat and manage this common life-threatening disease.

My family wasn’t included in Nic’s treatment

I wish I had known about the impact of addiction on families, and had immediately sought help for ours. I would...