“Do what you can do immediately now. Every day we sit and sort through things, we are losing lives. Perfection is the enemy.”
In 2020, 40.3 million people aged 12 or older (or 14.5%) had an SUD in the past year, including 28.3 million with alcohol use disorder, 18.4 million with an illicit drug use disorder, and 6.5 million with both alcohol use disorder and an illicit drug use disorder.
We need your help to end stigma. We need you to take action. Together we can save lives.
- Volunteer: SAFE Project’s Volunteer Program gives community members, families, friends, and others a tangible way to serve, contribute their skills and experiences to a meaningful cause, and to help overcome the opioid and addiction epidemic in the United States.
- Ways to Participate: With Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week as your guide, here are some immediate actions you can take right now to inspire others and end the addiction epidemic.
- Carry Naloxone: Naloxone is a non-scheduled (non-addictive), prescription medication used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an individual experiencing an overdose to breathe normally.
- Have a Safety Plan: Having a safety plan can help reverse the silence on the addiction epidemic. These tips can help individuals who use drugs build a safety plan to prevent overdose.
- Support Our Work: Your generosity will help us combat the addiction epidemic.