Naloxone and the Cop

"I immediately took my Narcan out, squirted a milligram of Narcan into her nose and within about 20 seconds [she] took this big gasping breath," said Woodstock, Georgia, police officer Shane Bonebrake as he recounts saving a woman from overdose with the anti-opioid Naloxone.

Mothers & Fathers; Sons & Daughters

Two mothers and a father talk about what it's like to be the parent of a substance user in this affecting piece about frustration and loss.

How to Talk to Kids about Drugs — and How Not to

From their own experiences, young adults in recovery share what we should — and shouldn't say — to young people who may be using drugs or alcohol. "One of the worst things you can do is add anxiety to that situation... pass judgement..." This video is part of a series about substance use disorder among youth — and how we can help prevent or treat it when it occurs.

Unspoken Truths: Young People in Recovery

We're proud to partner with Upworthy to share this video, produced last summer when the Alcoholic Anonymous convention was in Atlanta. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. More than 1 million viewers already have.

The Recovery Diaries: Jessica

Meet 24-year-old Jessica McDaniel: The woman who couldn't go without a drink before 11 in the morning is now helping other young people not make the same mistake through a peer education program for the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. This is the latest addition to our series The Recovery Diaries.

Video: Youth Unite to Face Addiction, Fight Shame

Thousands gathered at the Unite to Face Addiction Rally in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 4, to fight the stigma of addiction and to celebrate substance use recovery.

The Recovery Diaries: Gabrielle’s Story

The premature loss of her younger sister, then 20, sent Gabrielle into a world of deep depression and painkillers, where she battled her own addiction demons ...

Pro-social Skills at Young Age Can Predict Future Success: Study

WASHINGTON — Kids who demonstrate so-called pro-social skills at a young age are less likely to end up in juvenile detention, be arrested or abuse drugs later in life, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Public Health.