#OvercomingAddiction

 

Stories and resources to help our community overcome substance addiction.

 


 

Living on the beautiful North coast of California, sometimes we don’t realize that our community faces the same challenges that the rest of the country does.

 

Racism, health inequity, homelessness, unemployment and substance addiction are all issues in our community, even if they’re not as visible. Statistics show that Mendocino and Sonoma Counties are experiencing higher rates of substance addiction than the state of California is, per capita. 

 

Addiction is not a choice and it doesn’t define people. It’s our responsibility to be kind and offer support to people experiencing addiction.

 

We can overcome addiction, together.

 


 

Read the stories below about how our community can overcome addiction.

 

Learn how to become an ally to people in need of support.

 

 

  • Carolyn’s #OvercomingAddiction Story

    I became addicted to opioids after having spinal surgery for a back injury. I started taking medication for the pain, and was addicted to opioids for a year and a […]
  • Joel’s #OvercomingAddiction Story

    Freshman year of high school I got caught smoking marijuana on the campus by our favorite teacher. I got expelled from the school and I went into depression. I got […]
  • Rachel’s #OvercomingAddiction Story

    My childhood was difficult. I lived in an unstable home, and my mom was addicted to drugs. By the time I was 12 or 13, I was smoking meth with […]
  • Overcoming Addiction

    Living in beautiful Northern California, one can forget that our community suffers from the same challenges that the rest of the country faces. Racism, health inequity, homelessness, unemployment and substance […]

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