Addiction kills more Americans than car crashes or gun violence.
Every day, 192 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 Advocacy Priorities
No more shady rehabs. Treatment for addiction must be based on proven science. And this care must be accessible for everyone—not just the wealthy.
We can prevent accidental overdoses and opioid overprescribing. But we need federal oversight to get it done.
More people than ever need treatment for substance use disorders. But our healthcare professionals often don't have the training they need to provide that care.
It's time to disrupt the addiction treatment system. New technologies, incentives, and best practices can help provide better care to more people.
Congress has passed new addiction legislation. Now, it’s time to ensure that key provisions are enacted quickly and thoughtfully.
State Advocacy Priorities
Treatment for all: Capacity, quality, and coverage
People with addiction must have access to care that is affordable, science-based, and readily available.
More state advocacy priorities:
Recovery is possible for every American with addiction. But the right supports must be in place.
Focusing on two areas: Reducing opioid overprescribing and educating and empowering youth.
Naloxone is a safe medication that can reverse an opioid overdose in minutes. All citizens should have access to it.
All medical conditions should be covered equally by health insurance. States need parity laws to provide crucial enforcement details.
Better education for our healthcare providers is an important tool to prevent dangerous painkiller misuse.