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A complex epidemic...

In 2017, 11.4 million Americans aged 12 or older misused opioids. The vast majority misused prescription pain relievers.

It was also the worst year for drug overdose deaths in U.S. history. More than 72,000 people died of overdoses — and two-thirds of those deaths were linked directly to opioids.

That means nearly 140 people died every day from a prescription or illicit opioid overdose.

The economic toll of opioid crisis is believed to have exceeded $1 trillion from 2001 to 2017.

If our nation is to reverse the opioid epidemic, we must treat it like the national emergency it really is and…

We must act along six fundamentally inter-related lines of action in our communities and on our campuses that are designed to…

Prevent additional people from falling victim to the disease of substance-dependence and…

Do a better job of treating those who have substance use disorder.

SAFE tackles the epidemic in three groups. Select a group to see more.

  • Safe CampusesSafe Campuses
  • Safe CommunitiesSafe Campuses
  • Safe VeteransSafe Campuses
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  • Safe VeteransSafe Campuses

SAFE is tackling all sides of the addiction epidemic

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.

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal JusticeLaw Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Prescriptions and Medical ResponsePrescriptions and Medical Response
  • Family Outreach and SupportFamily Outreach and Support
  • Full Spectrum PreventionFull Spectrum Prevention
  • Treatment and RecoveryTreatment and Recovery
  • Public AwarenessPublic Awareness

SAFE Campuses

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.

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal JusticeLaw Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Prescriptions and Medical ResponsePrescriptions and Medical Response
  • Family Outreach and SupportFamily Outreach and Support
  • Full Spectrum PreventionFull Spectrum Prevention
  • Treatment and RecoveryTreatment and Recovery
  • Public AwarenessPublic Awareness

SAFE Communities

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.

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal JusticeLaw Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Prescriptions and Medical ResponsePrescriptions and Medical Response
  • Family Outreach and SupportFamily Outreach and Support
  • Full Spectrum PreventionFull Spectrum Prevention
  • Treatment and RecoveryTreatment and Recovery
  • Public AwarenessPublic Awareness

SAFE Veterans

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.

  • Law Enforcement and Criminal JusticeLaw Enforcement and Criminal Justice
  • Prescriptions and Medical ResponsePrescriptions and Medical Response
  • Family Outreach and SupportFamily Outreach and Support
  • Full Spectrum PreventionFull Spectrum Prevention
  • Treatment and RecoveryTreatment and Recovery
  • Public AwarenessPublic Awareness