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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Support National Recovery Month Efforts

National Recovery Month occurs each September and is an opportunity for government agencies and communities to educate the public and combat stigma surrounding mental health and addiction.

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...

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,...

hand holding prescription pad with stethoscope and pill bottles on desk

I’m in recovery and my doctor offered to prescribe me opioids

Health care providers do not often discuss the addictive qualities of opioids or inform patients of alternative treatment options.

Andrew Kiezulas - young person in recovery - and sister

My doctor prescribed me opioids without discussing the risks

Health care providers often do not discuss the addictive qualities of opioids or inform patients of alternative treatment options.

No one ever talked about or asked about my family history of addiction

Health care providers do not typically ask about family history of addiction, even though they screen for a number of hereditary health conditions.

Alice's son, a victim of patient brokering

My child’s health care provider did not identify his addiction

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

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Support Overdose Awareness Day

The federal government has not ordered the flags to fly at half-staff to mark one of our nation’s greatest tragedies: the ongoing drug overdose crisis.

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...