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OVER 2 MILLION AMERICANS MISUSE OPIOIDS AND 78 PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY IN THE U.S. FROM OPIOID OVERDOSES. IT’S THE FASTEST GROWING AND MOST DANGEROUS DRUG USE PROBLEM IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

 

THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT TREATMENT WORKS & RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. TOGETHER, WE CAN END THIS CRISIS.

 

MTV teamed up with multi-platinum artist and recovering addict Macklemore to go inside America’s opioid epidemic, meeting those living with addiction and heading to Washington DC for an exclusive talk with President Obama on this important issue.

You can watch the special live here. Share it with friends on your social media. You can also plan a screening for your campus or your community.

MTV and The Jed Foundation are using their Half of Us campaign to help everyone find ways to be part of the #RXforChange. Explore this page for ways to help yourself, support a friend or advocate for change that will end America’s opioid crisis.

GET HELP

Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. We can’t start feeling better until we speak up. Get tips for opening up to someone you know or reaching out for help.

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HELP A FRIEND

If you’re worried a friend or family member is struggling with addiction, these resources will help you decide the best way to express that concern and provide support.

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HOLD A CAMPUS SCREENING

MTV & The Jed Foundation are giving campuses & communities the opportunity to hold Prescription for Change screening events at no cost. Learn more and download our event planning guide.

Right click on the images above to save them and share on social media with the tag #RXforChange.

Sample posts:

It’s time to end America’s opioid crisis. I’m part of the #RxforChange. Join us at www.halfofus.com/RX

Help yourself, help a friend, advocate for change. Join us in being part of the #RxforChange. www.halfofus.com/RX

 

RECOVERY STORIES

If you or a friend are struggling with depression, anxiety or any emotional health issue,
visit HalfofUs.com for info, stories and ways to get help.

If you or a friend need help now text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free, confidential conversation 24/7.

 

Join a movement of people working to end addiction:
faceaddiction2

 

If you’re a parent worried that your child is abusing drugs, check out the resources at
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.