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Words Matter!

You can build someone up or break someone down with just a word. All of us have the power to change the words we use when we write and when we speak about those with addiction.

Join us and pledge to describe addiction as a treatable disease and use empowering language such as a person with substance use disorder instead of using words that hurt like "addict" or "junkie".

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Last year, more than 107,000 lives were lost to overdose.

This year, a generous family has pledged $107,000 to match every gift you give until August 31. 

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