The Wreckage of Opioid Addiction Over two million Americans either abuse or are dependent on prescription opioid painkillers.* Every day, 44 Americans die from overdoses involving prescription opioids.** The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it the worst drug addiction epidemic in U.S. history. The scope and wreckage of drug addiction have never been more glaring. We are a force of hope and healing But at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, we know from experience that recovery is stronger than addiction. For more than 65 years, we've helped men, women, teens, families and communities find freedom from addiction. Solutions that save lives Today, in the midst of what federal authorities describe as the the worst drug addiction epidemic in U.S. history, we're collaborating with communities, educators, and other addiction treatment leaders to develop and deliver increasingly effective solutions—to save more lives. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is your trusted resource in the midst of the heroin and prescription opioid crisis—whether you are looking to... Find opioid addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one Join forces in your community to combat the opioid epidemic Adopt effective solutions to save lives in your treatment or hospital setting Become a recovery advocate Learn about the latest research and information The challenges of addiction extend far beyond the opioid crisis at hand, and the solutions transcend the efforts of any single organization. But we are giving it our all—and we're here for you every step of the way. *Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2014. **CDC. Wide-ranging online data for epidemiologic research (WONDER); 2016.