One of our mantras at Face It TOGETHER is: We only go where we’re invited. Over the last two months, many community leaders in Fargo, ND have extended that invitation. We’re now doing what must be done to establish the only financially sustainable community not-for-profit that helps addiction sufferers get well and stay well.
Learn more about our work to transform how our communities deal with the disease of addiction.
Payors know that we need something other than traditional credentialing and licensing. The growing emphasis on improved chronic disease management depends on strong continuums of care, often involving peers and extending outside the four walls of the clinics.
Unlike almost every other chronic disease, there is still a stigma associated with addiction.
Face It TOGETHER has to exist because to a lot of people who don’t understand the disease think that those who suffer from addiction are simply people making a choice to consume something that creates that harm.
Starting today, CBSNews.com is leading an addiction and recovery awareness campaign called #14Days on the Wagon. While an awareness campaign by a major news outlet is commendable, this campaign is a mile wide and an inch deep. It will be a highly visible publicity stunt with no connection to meaningful and sustainable solutions.