Advocate for Change

Addiction impacts millions of families of all types. We know what quality treatment looks like, but for too many families it’s out of reach. They face insufficient insurance coverage and low-quality, even predatory, treatment options.

We can fix this. With your help, we can erase the stigma that has prevented treating addiction as the health care issue it is. We can raise awareness, educate others and change policy.

Discover all the ways you can take action now.

Help us change the story of addiction

Families face too many obstacles getting the help they need. What could be stories of hope are full of heartache and frustration instead. We're harnessing the power of storytelling to break barriers and transform the addiction journey. Help us fix the system.

Increase access to treatment

Expand recovery & other support services

Prevent substance use & addiction

Reform criminal justice & improve crisis response

Ready to do more?

What does it mean to be an advocate? Our toolkit provides step-by-step instructions, including tips for building relationships and effectively communicating with lawmakers. We are building a movement to transform how our nation addresses addiction, and we need your voice!

In case you missed it, view our Introduction to Advocacy webinar.

Your story can spark change

Nearly half of all Americans have a family member or close friend with addiction. This issue affects so many more people than most realize.

We know the science and the statistics, but what motivates change are stories of real people. Your stories. We’ll help you find your voice.