The mission of the Davis Direction Foundation is to serve as a role model in our community in order to become a national resource for Opiate/Heroin Addiction Awareness and Change.
We will strive to remove the outdated stigma of opiate addicts and innovatively revamp the rehabilitation process to appropriately address the disease of Opiate/Heroin Addiction as one of the most severe forms of addiction. We will provide direct assistance and services to individuals, family members, or others at risk of experiencing an opioid related overdose including but not limited to providing opioid antagonists.
We believe that collectively we can make a difference. We Believe that the optimal answer to opiate/heroin addiction is prevention. We believe that heroin causes one of the most severe forms of addiction. We believe that we must make heroin a public conversation in order to make a difference. We believe that the stigma of a heroin addict and rehabilitation for them is outdated and needs to be changed. We believe that legislative changes need to be made regarding Opiate/Heroin addiction. We believe that addiction of all kinds is a disease.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), in 2012 about 669,000 Americans reported using heroin in the past year,1 a number that has been on the rise since 2007. This trend appears to be driven largely by young adults aged 18–25 among whom there have been the greatest increases. The number of people using heroin for the first time is unacceptably high, with 156,000 people starting heroin use in 2012, nearly double the number of people in 2006 (90,000). In contrast, heroin use has been declining among teens aged 12–17. Past-year heroin use among the Nation’s 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders is at its lowest levels in the history of the Monitoring the Future survey, at less than 1 percent of those surveyed in all 3 grades from 2005 to 2013.
Why Your Donation Makes A Difference
When you support the Davis Direction Foundation, you’re supporting an organization whose impact has already extended far beyond a local community. We reache across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries, to affect real change. We’re an apolitical organization by design. For us, it’s not about addiction it's about recovery.