Who We Are
The Addiction Policy Forum is a diverse partnership of organizations, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to working together to elevate awareness around addiction and to improve national policy through a comprehensive response that includes prevention, treatment, recovery, and criminal justice reform.
We envision a world where fewer lives are lost and help exists for the millions of Americans affected by addiction every day.
Substance abuse has had a devastating impact on families in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 129 people per day die of drug overdoses while admissions to treatment for prescription opiates has increased 500 percent. In 2013, 22.7 million people needed substance abuse treatment, but only 11% of them received it. We can do better.