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We Believe

People who use drugs and who struggle with addiction have a right to access healthcare that meets them where they are at, is evidence-based, affordable, and empowers them to live healthier lives.

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WE BELIEVE

There should be transparency and oversight of addiction treatment and recovery programs, and recovery houses and drug courts receiving state & federal funding. They should center around providing dignity and compassionate care to people who struggle with substance use.

WE BELIEVE

We believe in community leadership, meeting people where they are, and not leaving anyone behind. When it counts, we come together as good neighbors - across rural, urban and suburban - because together we can tackle what we can’t alone.

we are standing together
to transform the system in two key ways

We are working to increase access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is the gold standard and has been shown to reduce the risk of preventable overdose by 50%.  BUT.  Current federal regulations make it hard for providers to distribute and in turn for our communities to access it.  We can change that.  We’re working with communities like ours across the country to pass the MAT Act at the federal level.  20 million Americans live in a county without a healthcare provider who can prescribe buprenorphine, one form of MAT. And here in NJ, only about 20% of people entering treatment are offered Medication Assisted Treatment in their recovery plan. Learn more about MAT here.

We will work to pass a law that increases transparency about where federal and state funding to end overdose is really going, and holds programs – like rehabs and recovery houses – that get this funding accountable to standards that ensures people who enter these programs are treated with dignity and evidence-based care – no matter where they live or what kind of insurance they have.

JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT

Now more than ever, we need to stand up and speak out in the name of those we have lost to preventable overdose deaths; and with loved ones who are still with us.