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By
Gary Mendell, founder and CEO

President Biden and I have something big in common: We’re both fathers who’ve coped with a son’s addiction.

Here's What is in Congress' Final Opioid Package
By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

After much debate and public attention, we still need to eliminate the waiver requirement for prescribing lifesaving addiction medication.

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By
Kari Rummel

For me, Valentine’s Day is about so much more than candy hearts and silly cards. This day gives me the opportunity to celebrate someone who is always celebrating me: My loving husband, Mike. 

The author and her brother

Tony always searched for his purpose. Now I know that purpose lives on in me.

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By
Rabiah Coon

I once read that forgiveness is “giving up the hope that the past could be different.”

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By
Andrea Miller

Stigma is a powerful enemy. But we have something much more powerful. That's love.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

This could be a big opportunity to get more science-based treatment and prevention programs into our communities—and to save countless lives.

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Watch our CEO, Gary Mendell, talk non-opioid pain management options with Courtney Hunter, our VP of State Policy.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

It just got a lot easier for physicians to prescribe the gold standard of treatment for opioid use disorder. But there's still work to do.

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Congress has recognized that the public health and economic emergencies created by COVID are making an already dire addiction crisis much worse.

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By
Holly Jespersen, Senior Communications Manager

The holidays look very different this year, but I am finding joy in the little things, practicing gratitude, and counting my blessings.

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

We're currently treating addiction in emergency rooms after acute episodes like an overdose occur. But it doesn't have to be this way.

By
Caroline Davidson, MPH

The addiction crisis has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, only 1 in 10 Americans will get treatment, and even fewer will receive evidence-based care. 

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By
Courtney Gallo Hunter, VP, State Policy

As new funds come in, our national response must address all forms of addiction.

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By
Margaret Hanson

ATLAS is a free, web-based platform that helps exhausted, distraught and confused people find the help they need.