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Saving our youth and loved ones from
addiction starts with changing how
we think and talk about addiction.

Join us in changing the conversation

There’s nothing easy about Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
It’s not easy to talk about and it’s not easy to deal with.

We know. Families have a front row seat to the despair that is addiction. Treatment is often inaccessible, ineffective or outdated. Resources for families are scarce. Most persons struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) never receive treatment, and for those who do, it is often only after they have “hit rock bottom.” It doesn’t have to be this way. We know what evidence-based treatment involves; we know it works and we know it is cheaper than untreated addiction.

Public policy has to catch up with science and evidence. We need to educate families, work to end stigma and build widespread support for publicly-funded, timely, compassionate, evidence-based treatment. Let’s not let ignorance and prejudice continue to kill our loved ones, overburden our medical and legal systems, and crush our families and communities. There are so many reasons to be hopeful.

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Parent supporters will lend an understanding ear and speak with you about resources and coping skills to help both you and your child.


Your donation supports FAR in our mission to support families affected by SUD, and protect people with SUD, particularly youth.

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