The decision to quit using drugs may not only be the most important decision that you ever make, it may save your life. Once you fully understand the repercussions of addiction and have decided to get help, the real challenge begins—getting sober and staying that way.
Empowering People to Live Drug Free
Our mission is to reduce substance abuse by educating and advocating support for families impacted by addiction.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy, charged with the task of oversight and administration of federal drug policy, has budgeted billions of U.S. dollars each year toward the reduction of illicit drug use, but despite the billions spent, drug use continues to be on the rise.
Early drug prevention programs, delivered during the elementary school years, have been found to positively influence safe behaviors later in life reducing the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
New, tighter controls on drugs that contain hydrocodone now enforced by the DEA in an effort to combat the surging number of prescription drug overdoses occurring in the U.S. The latest recommendations name Hydrocodone a Schedule II substance, rendering it dangerous and making it more difficult to legally obtain.
Recent study finds that young adults are abusing prescription drugs for reasons other than peer pressure. Subtle components including peer drug associations, points of drug access and motivation to misuse are influencing drug use among the 18-29 year old age group.
Liberal marijuana laws have public officials questioning whether there will be changes (in the form of substantial increases) in the number of traffic related deaths that result from intoxicated driving. Some worry that the decision by lawmakers to legalize pot may pose critical risks to the public on the roads.