Know Drugs. No Overdoses.
In 2017, Gina Allgaier and her husband hoped to help their son, Tristan, with his addiction.
Their efforts at finding the resources they needed ended the same way many families' searches do: frustrated with the lack of information.
Determined to help both their son and the countless families in their position, the Allgaiers started Speak Up About Drugs. Through Speak Up, they hope to educate, advocate, support and prevent overdose and drug use. And while it may be a large goal, the Allgaiers feel that their mission to get to ZERO overdoses is more important than ever.
Join us as a voice that humanizes the devastating effects of substance use disorder, so we can offer prevention, advocacy and support that can change lives.
Why Do We SPEAK UP?
For too long there has been a lack of resources. We want to be proactive in making change by educating about the reality of the drug epidemic, so that we can get ahead of the issue.
Support looks different based on the scenario. Our team comes alongside individuals and families faced with the devastating reality of addiction.
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.
These conversations can be difficult, but they won't be regretted. Have courage today for a better tomorrow.
We've compiled a growing database of tools and resources, so you can find the education and support you need.
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 opioid crisis by donating or volunteering, we want to hear from you.