Addiction is a Mental Health Issue.

By Ryan Hampton, a nationally recognized activist, author of American Fix, founder of The Voices Project, and person in recovery from opioid addiction.

Substance use disorder (SUD) is classified as a chronic mental condition, yet the stigma of addiction is so severe that people with SUD are often excluded from the national conversation on mental health. All mental health conditions, including addiction, must be a priority for policymakers. We need real action to end the national mental health crisis and bring solutions to people in need — in ways that are realistic, accessible, and reliable.

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