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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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.

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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.

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

Mental illness among youth is often undiagnosed and untreated, leading youth to self-medicate with substances.

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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

Families aren’t often included in treatment even though research shows that when families are involved, informed and supported, the outcomes for those with addiction are better.

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

Insurance prior authorization requirements delay care when a patient is willing to get treatment.