We have lived experiences in substance abuse, recovery or overdose. Our mission is to be a voice that humanizes the devastating effects of substance use disorder and works across the continuum of care offering prevention, advocacy and support efforts.
In 2017, Executive Director, Gina Allgaier, and her husband found themselves trying to cope and navigate their son, Tristan's addiction. They lacked resources for treatment, information, and support. Unfortunately, families across Arkansas and the United States are faced with a similar scenario. That's why Speak Up About Drugs was created. To educate, advocate, support and prevent overdose and drug use. Our mission is to get to ZERO overdoses. We hope you'll join us.
Speakup works with local, state and national government offices to propose common sense legislation that supports initiatives to reduce the rate of addiction and overdose.
We come alongside individuals and families faced with the devastating reality of addiction. Support looks different based on the scenario but our team is here for you.
By educating about the reality of the drug epidemic, we believe we can get in front of the issue. For too long there has been a lack of resources and we want to be proactive in making change.
Hope & Help are a Phone Call Away
If you or a loved one is struggling with use, help is a phone call away. We will guide you through the process and help you find the right resources.
The conversations can be difficult but they won't be regretted. Have courage today.
We've compiled a growing database of tools and resources.
We believe that productive activity can help improve coping skills and self-management
Getting involved looks different for everyone. Whether you're wanting to learn more, request a presentation or help stop the opiod crisis by donating or volunteering, we want to hear from you.