Images by Kate Meyer Photography

Thank you to all who signed our letter to President Obama asking him to provide leadership by speaking out about the opioid epidemic.  SUCCESS!  See this New York Times article describing the first time that the President has spoken to a live audience about this public health crisis. 

We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.

The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

The FED UP! Coalition is working to find ways to:

  • Prevent our children, friends, and loved ones from becoming addicted to opioids
  • Ensure that people suffering from opioid addiction have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment
  • Support and enable recovery
  • Eliminate opioid overdose deaths.




The FED UP! Rally was followed on Sunday by the Unite to Face Addiction event, which was a celebration of recovery and included a rock concert on the Mall.  Here is a story written by MaryBeth Chichocki, a member the The Addicts Mom and mother of Matt who died of an opioid overdose.  It explains the emotions that so many of us felt that weekend. Click here to read the story.

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