Our vision is to catalyze local communities around a national movement to reduce risks associated with mental health and substance use disorder by increasing access to successful treatment programs. Too many people are dying from opioid use and drug overdose. Traditional treatments are NOT working. The relapse rate is over 80% and overdoses typically happen to people relapsing.
When someone is relapsing or actively using drugs, “Harm Reduction” is a more humanistic approach to destigmatize addiction and help people without feeling judged. Alternative forms of treatment and thinking need to be discussed and deployed.
It’s time we get our families, communities, healthcare workforce, and policymakers educated to deal with the underlying problems that are accelerating the opioid epidemic and killing our children and loved ones every single day.
We will accomplish our mission through this three-fold strategy:
1. Build awareness of alternative treatment options among individuals suffering from Mental Health (MH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) that meets the person where they’re at.
2. Support families dealing with loved ones suffering from MH and SUD through a non-judgmental understanding of alternative treatment options.
3. Expand the workforce education, training, and roll-out of “Harm Reduction” programs at treatment centers throughout Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and surrounding communities.
PEOPLE HAVE DIED EVERY DAY FROM OPIOID-RELATED DRUG OVERDOSES IN THE U.S.
OF OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS IN MASSACHUSETTS WERE ATTRIBUTED TO FENTANYL.
PEOPLE MISUSED PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS IN THE U.S.