The expanded availability of prescription painkillers and heroin has created an epidemic of overdose deaths, exacerbating a public health crisis that demands attention from the government and communities nationwide. Our Institute for Recovery Advocacy's No. 1 priority is confronting the opioid epidemic and helping America address it within the context of its broader addiction crisis.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation strongly supports passage of federal legislation that will help address the nation’s opioid crisis and encourages you to voice your opinion as well.
Our mission is to facilitate conversation between those in recovery and those still suffering and society at large. To replace misinformation with understanding, misperception with empathy and denial with hope. We are a powerful community. Our lives and stories prove that recovery is possible.
More than 1,200 people attended a public summit on the opioids crisis in Minnesota on Aug. 25, 2015. The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy was a lead sponsor and content provider. Speakers included Gov. Mark Dayton, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger, U.S. Sen. Amy Kloubuchar and many others.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy was among 700 organizations and tens of thousands of people at "UNITE to Face Addiction" on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on Oct. 4, 2015. We also hosted and participated in a number of other exciting events surrounding the historic concert.
Our mission is to provide a leading national voice on all issues related to addiction prevention, treatment and recovery and to facilitate conversation among those in recovery, those still suffering and society at large. We are committed to smashing stigma, shaping public policy and educating people everywhere about the problems of addiction and the promise of recovery.
We are committed to helping smash stigma by shining light on the positive faces and voices of those who recover.
The expanded availability of prescription painkillers and heroin has created a public health crisis that demands attention from the government and communities nationwide.
We are committed to educating consumers about their rights and opportunities under health care reforms like the “parity” law and the Affordable Care Act.
We know marijuana is dangerous to many users and addictive to some, and that young people are particularly vulnerable.
We support drug courts, sentencing that promotes treatment and reintegration, and the redemptive possibility of earning a clean criminal record.
We support regulation of alcohol advertising, increases in alcohol taxes and a number of state and local initiatives.
See a list of bills we’re monitoring and get involved.
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