Moving the barometer of stigma, shame, and statistics


The Addict’s Wake tells the story of how addiction impacts one tight-knit community, but the issues have ramifications for neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. The film is just a start. Whether you’re walking alongside someone struggling with addiction, seeing the effects of the addiction epidemic in your own area, or are new to the issue, we hope you’ll be inspired to learn more.


  • More than 100,000 people die from overdose in America every year.
  • Every year, substance abuse costs $205 billion in healthcare, $39 billion in law enforcement and incarceration, and $96 billion in lost productivity.
  • Accidental drug overdose is a leading cause of death among people under age 45.
  • 70% of users who try an illegal drug before age 13 develop a substance abuse disorder before the age of 20.
  • In 2018, there were 51.4 active opioid prescriptions per 100 people in America.



  • Mental Health and SUD National Hotline: 988
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): A governmental agency focused on facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorder.
  • Atlas: A resource to help people find addiction treatment that will meet their needs.
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery: Promoting the right of every individual and family to recover from substance use disorder, while demonstrating the value and impact of long-term recovery, through collective efforts in recovery advocacy, community support, and education.
  • Song for Charlie: A national family-run nonprofit charity dedicated to raising awareness about ‘fentapills’ — fake pills made of fentanyl.
  • Partnership to End Addiction: Help in navigating the steps to recovery for your teen or young adult child.
  • Celebrate Recovery: A 12-step recovery program based on the Bible. More information is available on the website or through regional representatives.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: For narcotics addiction support, find a meeting in person or virtual any day or time anywhere in the world.
  • Cocaine Anonymous: A Twelve Step Fellowship of, by and for addicts seeking recovery.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Solutions for alcohol addiction.
  • Volunteers of America: A spiritually-guided organization offering a variety of services including addiction treatment.
  • Overdose Lifeline: A statewide Indiana non-profit dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities affected by the disease of addiction/substance use disorder through advocacy, education, and support.
  • Hope Academy: Indianapolis based recovery High School
  • Indiana Recovery Network: Indiana’s Recovery Hub, aiming to bridge gaps in services and engagement throughout the state to ensure that recovery support and services are accessible to all individuals.
  • Indiana Connect Alliance: On-line links to a variety of services, including health care and mental health resources
  • Next Level Recovery: Allowing individuals to search for inpatient, outpatient, residential, and opioid treatment providers in Indiana by location, treatment options, and the age and gender of patients served.
  • Community Partners for Child Safety: A voluntary, free service to help parents and children. Services available include parenting, home based therapy, home based casework, and community resourcing. Services can last up to three months. Calls answered 24 hours a day.
    Phone: 812-403-0380 or 877-403-0380 (toll free)