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 drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and recovery resources. The Institute for Recovery Advocacy carries that 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 addiction and the nation's heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. Latest Press Releases and Surveys Is One Solution to the Opioid Epidemic to Force Those in Danger of Overdosing Into Treatment? ...read more America's Opioid Crisis: A National Town Hall ...read more Opioid Crisis About Much More Than Opioids ...read more Beyond Binging: High-Intensity Drinking ...read more Marijuana Is Getting More Powerful ...read more Minnesota Hosts National Event to Showcase the Addiction Recovery Community ...read more Doctors Missing Questions That Could Prevent Opioid Addiction ...read more Institute for Recovery Advocacy Urges Congress to Support Opioid Funding ...read more Institute for Recovery Advocacy Praises Surgeon General's Historic Report on Addiction ...read more Recovery Month Events in Dallas ...read more Institute for Recovery Advocacy Commends American Medical Association's Continued Movement on Opioid Epidemic ...read more Institute for Recovery Advocacy Applauds Steps Forward on Opioids ...read more Institute for Recovery Advocacy Joins National Governors Association in Call for Federal Action on Opioids ...read more Survey Finds Risky Opioid Use Among College-Age Youth ...read more New York College Students Fail to Grasp Dangers of Marijuana ...read more Children of Marijuana Users More Likely to Start Using at a Young Age ...read more National Survey Shows Chronic Pain is Creating an Epidemic of Addiction ...read more Hear From the People Who Are Carrying on the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Strong Advocacy Legacy Meet our Advocacy and Public Affairs Leaders and World-Class Clinical Leaders Meet the team spearheading our efforts to educate the public, provide media interviews, shape public policy and the smash the stigma of addiction. Our top physicians frequently testify on Capitol Hill, provide media interviews, speak at national events and consult with policymakers and journalists. To schedule an interview, contact the Advocacy Team, or to inquire about a subject matter expert, complete our speaker request form.