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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Demand Equitable Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Families are still fighting to receive the mental health and substance use insurance benefits they are due.

My son overdosed in a sober house

Sober homes can be an important component of recovery but lack of regulation creates the risk for fraud.

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.

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 parents and I weren’t taught effective ways to prevent substance use

Substance use prevention is often under-funded and evidence-based programs are not widely utilized.

david and greg

A Good Samaritan Law may have saved Greg’s life

Good Samaritan Laws provide legal protections for individuals who are present or provide assistance during an overdose.

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Urge Your Senators to Pass the Family Support Services for Addiction Act

We need your help to move the Family Support Services for Addiction Act forward.

My son turned to substances to self-treat his mental illness

His depression and anxiety started around middle school and grew worse toward the end of his father’s battle...