Addiction casts a dark shadow over everyone in it's vicinity. To say that addiction is an individual problem is greatly missing the mark. Over 1 in 4 families in the U.S. are impacted by addiction. With families losing a loved one to addiction every 4 minutes across the nation it is time to demand change. Many brave individuals and families have begun to give a voice to those lost... to share the truths to end the stigma against substance use. We honor and remember the millions we have lost by making a difference today.
Brave and courageous people are putting those words into action; they are called SOLUTION STARTERS. To become a part of the solution is to be a solution. A solution does not have to be large. While many will focus on the large end goal, we cannot forget the million small goals and the countless solutions that go into success. Choosing to not use today is a solution. Setting clear boundaries with your loved one is a solution. Wearing a t-shirt in support of recovery is a solution. Calling someone to see how they are and invite them for a coffee or smoothie is a solution. Sharing your story... furthering your education to serve in AODA... raising money for awareness and drug education... the list goes on and on.