Addiction kills more Americans than car crashes or gun violence.

Every day, 184 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

Evidence-based treatment

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.

Common-sense prevention

We can prevent accidental overdoses and opioid overprescribing. But we need federal oversight to get it done.

Better provider training

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.

Innovative ideas to improve care

It's time to disrupt the addiction treatment system. New technologies, incentives, and best practices can help provide better care to more people.

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 Advocacy Priorities

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More state advocacy priorities:

Recovery support

Recovery is possible for every American with addiction. But the right supports must be in place.

Prevention efforts

Focusing on two areas: Reducing opioid overprescribing and educating and empowering youth.

Naloxone Access

Naloxone is a safe medication that can reverse an opioid overdose in minutes. All citizens should have access to it.

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.

Prescriber Education

Better education for our healthcare providers is an important tool to prevent dangerous painkiller misuse.