"As an veteran, I'm able to see support, my allies, in support veterans stickers, yellow ribbons on trees, puzzle pieces for autism awareness, but as a recovering opioid user, I don't see any allies where I'm about. I know there are people with narcan , but it's hidden, no one gets to see it.“
Ten years after Mandile was injured serving his country in Iraq and replacing his opiate painkiller regimen for chronic spine pain and nerve damage with cannabis, the father of two from Uxbridge is leading the Allies mission which is to have narcan carriers visible to the public to let those suffering from addiction to opioids know they are not alone, that they have allies everywhere they go.
WE ARE ALLIES
We Are Allies, Inc. is an innovative 501(c)(3) organization. A non-profit made up of doctors, pharmacists, designers, engineers and people in recovery. Our goal is to help prevent opioid overdose deaths and to support our friends and neighbors suffering from addiction.
We were founded at the first-ever Opioid Epidemic Challenge Summit and Hackathon (link: opioidhackathon.com) hosted by Mass General Hospital and the GE Foundation in September 2016 by a group of concerned community members, addiction experts, pharmacists and individuals in recovery.
BY THE NUMBERS
America's worst drug crisis ever
every day from
in the state of
Drug overdoes now kill more people
than gun homicides and car crashes
Overdose rates were highest
among people aged 25 to 54 years.
In 2015, more than 52,000 people
died of drug overdoses.
Our goal is to help prevent opioid overdose deaths and to support our friends, family members and neighbours suffering from the disease of addiction. By making naloxone(trade name Narcan©) universally visible and availble through our system of Response Cases, Indicators Pins, and educational website,we plan to transform community members into Allies to help combat stigma and empower others to turn the tide of the overdose epidemic.
President of the Massachusetts Senate
We believe Social Media is one platform that we use to empower, gather and transform the community members into Allies to combat Stigma.
Support us by Donating
Support We Are Allies via donations through Paypal. Every little bit helps. We would be happy to tell you how your money is going to be used.
Support us by Sharing
A word can go a long way in bringing about change. Do share with your friends and family about We Are Allies.
Share your experience and feedback with us. We really apreciate it.
If you are already an Ally, please provide us with feedback on the case. (Coming Soon)
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