Opioid Resources for Media and Policymakers

No one knows addiction and recovery like the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. A force of healing and hope since 1949, we are the largest nonprofit provider of treatment, prevention and recovery resources. Our Institute for Recovery Advocacy carries that leading experience and perspective into the public sphere, supplying the media and policymakers with front-line facts, statistics and observations; access to the field's leading thinkers and clinicians; and innovative ideas for improving America's approach to this challenging public health issue. We are your go-to connection for information on confronting the nation's heroin and prescription opioid crisis.

Confronting the National Opioid Crisis

The expanded availability of prescription painkillers and heroin has created a public health crisis that demands attention from the government and communities nationwide. Our number one priority at the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy is confronting the crisis and helping America see it in the context of a broader addiction problem.


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Facts & Figures

Eye-opening national statistics, information about opioids and how they work, and our national public survey results

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Policy Priorities

Comprehensive solutions to the opioids crisis

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