Give Youth an Escape Route from Addiction


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Jack, from Northern California, was 12 years old when he began to smoke cannabis and drink alcohol regularly. His substance use helped muffle the emotional turmoil caused by a difficult family life. Jack, whose name has been changed, began using oxycodone soon after, and by his first year of high school, began injecting heroin.

If you think you know where this story is headed, you might be surprised. Now in his 20’s, after years of addiction, Jack is not only still alive, he is reclaiming his life in a process of incredible dedication and courage. He is undergoing recovery through medical treatment, which provides behavioral therapy, social support and, critically, medicine to manage addiction.

Jack is lucky. Finding treatment is a challenge—finding effective treatment, far more so.