Stories of Hope & Healing

Moms, dads, teens and grandparents reach out to us to share their stories. They want to help. Some families, tragically, have lost their children to drug use. Others face costly treatment and what can be a life-long struggle in recovery. Our shared goal with Arizona families is to open dialogue and engage parents and caregivers to help prevent substance use by our children. We must work together to help our kids grow up healthy and safe.

As you read or listen to stories from Arizona families, consider sharing yours. Let’s work together to educate more families. Your story can help save a life.


The Lewis Family Story

Linda Lewis spoke at the annual DrugFreeAZKids.org breakfast  in 2014 about her family's story because she believes in our mission and wants to help prevent youth drug use. 

Read about the Lewis Family Story

Hope & Healing

Heroin has made a comeback fueled by the prescription drug epidemic. The featured youth first started using alcohol and marijuana before using prescription medications and then heroin. You’ll also hear from DrugFreeAZKids.org ambassador Hannah Morgan, who is Miss Grand Canyon.

3moms

These amazing moms launched our speaker’s bureau through the 3moms campaign. The concept behind 3moms is to encourage those who hear their message to share it with at least 3 others. As parents who have had the experience of having a child in trouble, they want parents of kids as young as preschoolers to learn about the best approach for their child.