How You Can Help

email iconAdvocacy helps bring about change in public attitudes and policies that affect our lives. No matter who you are, you can advocate for change. You truly can make a difference — just like the individuals and groups standing with us throughout Massachusetts and across the nation — so please contact us. Someone from our team will be in touch with you promptly.

You may be:

  • An employer striving to maintain a drug-free workplace,
  • A former drug user grateful for the opportunity to help others,
  • A teacher who sees the undeniable signs of drug use in a student,
  • A victim of a drugged-driving accident,
  • A parent or sibling whose family bears the scars of addiction.

Every effort is valuable, and here are some ways you can make a positive difference for Massachusetts families and communities:

  • Donate:  We are dramatically out-funded by out-of-state dollars from an Ohio billionaire–every dollar helps, please give what you can.
  • Educate yourself on this issue. Check this site frequently for updates, and encourage others to do the same.
  • Talk with family and friends. Become informed about the unforeseen, unintended negative consequences and loopholes of the proposed Question 3 legislation.  Then spread the word.
  • Reach out to your larger networks. If you’re a member of a civic, public-service, community or faith-based group, ask if you could provide educational materials to other members or give a brief presentation about what you know (our team will be happy to present if invited to do so). You can download several files — including fact sheets and wallet-sized cards — to share.
  • Contact local media. Write a letter to the editor, or submit an opinion piece. Leave a comment on a story posted online. Call a reporter and ask for accurate, fair and thoughtful news coverage about this issue. Call talk-radio stations discussing this issue.
  • Contact your elected officials. Educating your elected officials is the first step toward finding real solutions and creating or amending laws that will reduce illegal drug use, drug addiction and drug-related accidents and deaths. Visit to find your elected officials.
  • Volunteer at and/or support your local substance abuse prevention coalition. Contact the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance to learn of a community coalition near you.