It’sChemistryNotCharacter.com is an opioid use disorder information website.  We are a community of people with opioid use disorder and those who care about them – including family, friends, and doctors. We are dedicated to bringing awareness to the fact that an opioid use disorder is a predisposed genetic disease and should be treated as such. It is not a moral failing. Join us here to change the conversation that currently takes place in society on opioid use disorder so we can change the approach to reducing this national epidemic which kills more than 78 Americans each day. All of our lives have been touched by people suffering from opioid use disorder.

September is National Recovery Month. Go to the RESOURCES page for more information . . . . . . . . . . In the news . . . . . . . . . . DC - President announces opioid epidemic awareness week . . . . . . . . . . NJ - Kindergartner brings heroin bags to school in lunchbox . . . . . . . . . . MA - Massachusetts bucking efforts to weaken anti-opioid measures . . . . . . . . . . IN - Congressman calls for joint session on opioid crisis . . . . . . . . . . New Zealand ponders legalization of heroin . . . . . . . . . . Canada now offers prescription heroin . . . . . . . . . DC - Surgeon General's calls healthcare providers to help end the opioid crisis . . . . . . . . . . AK - Secures funding to fight opioid epidemic . . . . . . . . . . ME - Governor blames minorities and neighboring state for heroin epidemic, later retracts, voices call for resignation . . . . . . . . .

Opioid addiction is a disease and should to be treated as one. There are medicines that work. Please join the movement, (#itschemnotchar), and help us change the conversation and end the stigma associated with opioid use disorder.  It’s Chemistry not Character.  Collaborating with us on this mission are the teams at Shatterproof.org, Wondros, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Camurus, and Scientific American Custom Media.

The Numbers

Opioid related deaths in United States today
Percent of opioid patients relapse after rehab
Adolescents are 1st time abusers today
People treated in ERs for opioid abuse today
Americans who've said they tried heroin once
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