Protecting children and families means ending the war on drugs.

Drug policies should be designed to keep families intact, safe, and healthy. For decades we've funded a war on drugs that has done just the opposite. Protect Families First works to raise awareness about how the ideologies and policies driving the war on drugs are ruining the lives of young people and destroying communities. We advocate for more just, sensible, and humane drug policies that are informed by science, promote public health, and protect families first. 

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We're unifying parents, researchers, policymakers, and young people to reform our broken system.

We're unifying parents, researchers, policymakers, and young people to reform our broken system.

We're training at-risk opioid users and their loved ones how to prevent and stop overdose and save lives.

We're training at-risk opioid users and their loved ones how to prevent and stop overdose and save lives.

We're speaking out about how the war on drugs destroys families and shuts off opportunity for young people.

We're speaking out about how the war on drugs destroys families and shuts off opportunity for young people.

Building a movement

We're mobilizing young people, families, and community leaders to speak out against the policies and ideologies that drive the war on drugs.

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Preventing overdose

Overdose deaths are preventable. We're providing harm reduction services to at-risk populations to show how successful a truly public health approach can be.

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Protecting youth

"Tough on crime" and "just say no" have jeopardized the lives of millions of young people. We need an approach that truly protects families first.

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