A New Way to View, Treat, Prevent Adolescent Drug, Alcohol Use

We cannot afford inaction. Like other chronic illnesses with social, biological and environmental determinants, substance use disorders are best addressed with a full continuum of care including wellness and prevention, early intervention, treatment and continuing care, and recovery support services.

Incarcerated Youth and Their Families: Human Just Like Everyone Else

Watching my brother go to jail opened my eyes to the fact that I want to help and work with youth who have been incarcerated. There is no age requirement for the ability to feel pain over an uncontrollable situation. I’m 16 years old, and I’ve probably seen more of the system than most youth out in society.

Placing Youth Front and Center in Movement Building

People with lived experiences should not only be leading conversations, they should be be active agents in determining effective strategies to overcome their marginalization. Similarly, empowering the disenfranchised should be at the center of all charitable giving.

We Must Stop the Politics of Hate

On Jan. 20, our country will have a new president who was elected by fewer than half the voters in the U.S. general election. He was elected in great part via his anger pointed at the “other,” including first and foremost Muslims and immigrants. If left unchecked, this politics of anger and hate will not end with just one or two groups.