Last year, nearly 72,000 Americans lost their lives to a drug overdose. The onset of the coronavirus has exponentially increased the number of fatal and nonfatal overdoses. At this rate, we can expect far more deaths than ever before.
Even worse, the number of Americans who live with addiction continues to grow. As of 2019, over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 struggle with substance use disorder.
Addiction is a disease. Substance use disorder and mental health challenges are treatable. SAFE Project works collaboratively — in a nonpartisan way — to bring solutions to individual communities, campuses, businesses, and active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
Help us end addiction one person, one campus, and one community at a time.
SAFE tackles the epidemic in three groups. Select a group to see more.
SAFE Project is a national nonprofit working through a collaborative, multi-pronged and non-partisan approach to end the nation's catastrophic addiction epidemic. It will require concerted efforts along six deeply interwoven lines of operation for three major audiences.
Providing collegiate institutions with the tools and resources needed to support their students through all levels of the substance-use spectrum, whether it be prevention, connection to treatment or creating a recovery community and more.
Ensuring communities across the country have the tools and resources they need to combat the addiction epidemic and convert their intent to make a change into real, positive action.
Giving back to those who serve our nation, by connecting service members, veterans, caregivers and military families to holistic, innovative programs that help reduce substance use disorders and minimize the impact of addiction in the military community.