Fighting Addiction Through Education (FATE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to EDUCATE the general public and our state’s leaders on the truth about addiction.
Drug Abuse Prevention —
there is hope in knowledge
When it comes to dealing with a diagnosed addiction or drug abuse prevention, education is key. Knowing about the disease alters the stigmas that surround it and makes it easier for the individual to seek help. Education also empowers society as a whole to support initiatives that fight addiction. With that in mind, we are excited to provide Killing Pain, a 7-part mini-documentary series that tells the story of the opioid addiction epidemic that is sweeping the nation from one of the most unsuspecting settings … Oklahoma. This crisis impacts every industry and sector in the state. Prescription rates and opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Substance abuse prevention isn’t as simple as “just say no.” For those battling addiction, the circumstances surrounding their addiction are far more complex than a single poor choice of saying “yes.” Addiction is not the result of bad people doing bad things. It is a disease, and like any other disease, there are a host of factors that influence its origins in a person’s life, how susceptible they are to the disease, how it presents itself, and how it is best treated. The criminal justice system is overworked. State funding for treatment is struggling to keep up … because of a pill that was designed to “kill pain.”
The Killing Pain series dives into several aspects of the opioid crisis. From personal stories of addiction to the economic pain of the crisis and the biology of addiction in the heartland of Oklahoma.
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These events are designed to motivate individuals to take action in the fight against drug and alcohol abuse in Oklahoma, both as individuals and as members of the community. FATE also provides resources, videos and other materials to support drug abuse prevention. All of the programs and materials provided by FATE are completely free to the host school or organization and to the attendees.