Rick Werner
Rick Werner

Together, we are stronger than addiction.

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Jessie Dunleavy

Loving a person who suffers from addiction is its own kind of teacher.

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Beginning at age 15, Bryanna Thomas struggled with alcohol and other drugs. But today, she’s thriving in recovery.

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Thanks to thousands of passionate advocates, we’ve made a lot of progress so far in 2019. Here’s what we’ve achieved together.

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Jess Keefe

LGBTQ+ Americans are more at risk for substance use disorders. 

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Anne De Santis Lopez

Here's how to protect your wellness while still making the most of your summer social events.

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The downsides of federal grants for opioids, a national survey on LGBTQ+ youth and mental health, and more.

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Addiction is complicated, and so is the media coverage that comes along with it.

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Sarah Bowen

I called one of my remaining friends and said, “Help me, Helen. You’re my only hope.”

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Fighting fentanyl, Biden's history of Drug War policies, and a new generation of doctors trained to treat addiction.

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You don't have to give up the craft cocktail experience just because you're not drinking alcohol.

Lena Camilletti

“Your sister is sick, and she has to go away for a few weeks to get better."

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Rosemary Blackburn

I hope the moms of addicted children everywhere know that they are not alone.

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Yesterday on NPR’s 1A, Shatterproof’s Sam Arsenault talked about why residential rehab isn't usually the best choice.

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Jaclyn Brown

Addiction was like a roller coaster ride none of us wanted to be on—very few high points and an overwhelming amount of lows.