Facebook and Partnership to End Addiction – the leading nonprofit working to transform how the nation addresses addiction – bring help and hope to families impacted by a loved one’s opioid or substance misuse with their campaign, Stop Opioid Silence (SOS). In 2020, drug overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is hope in the experiences of an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery. Through SOS, individuals in recovery share their stories alongside a loved one who never gave up hope and supported them through their journey. Hear from families about ending the stigma that prevents people from getting help, and learn how to find help for yourself or someone you love.
This is a continuation of the original SOS campaign, launched in 2019, which featured the stories of 12 individuals in recovery from opioid use disorder. Designed to empower people to break the stigma and shame associated with seeking treatment, this national public awareness campaign inspired individuals and families to send an SOS and share their stories.
In 2020, drug overdose deaths soared to a record 93,000 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is hope in the experiences of an estimated 23 million Americans in recovery. We hope that this campaign can help bring hope and help to individuals and families who are struggling and demonstrate that recovery is possible.