Every day, 194 of our sons, daughters, and loved ones die from drug overdoses.

 

Only 1 in 10 Americans with addiction receives any form of treatment—and that treatment is rarely based on proven research.

Countless families experience so much shame and stigma, pain and suffering.  

Enough is enough.  

It’s time for a public health approach to the disease of addiction. It’s time to listen to the experts, to learn from the evidence, and to implement strategies to get things done — fast. 

This crisis is solvable. Decades of solid research point the way toward lasting solutions, saved lives, and sustained recovery for every American suffering from addiction. Together, we can get this done. And change starts with you.
 

Federal Policy Priorities

Addiction treatment: Improving quality and capacity

New technologies, incentives, and best practices can help provide better care to more people.

Better provider training

More Americans than ever need addiction treatment. But our healthcare professionals often don't have the training necessary to provide that care.

Common-sense prevention

To stop addiction before it starts, we need to invest in effective and evidence-based programs.

Implementation of the SUPPORT Act

Congress has passed new addiction legislation. Now, it’s time to ensure that key provisions are enacted quickly and thoughtfully.

State Policy Priorities

Proper spending of opioid litigation funds

Lawsuit settlements must be spent on addiction treatment—not on filling gaps in state budgets.

Payment reform

People with addiction must have access to care that is affordable, science-based, and readily available.

Mental health and substance use disorder parity

All medical conditions should be covered equally by health insurance. States need parity laws to provide crucial enforcement details.