We are the Coalition
Drug Abuse Prevention
Our mission is to get our message to our children before the drug dealers do. Our message is that there is no such thing as safe drug use beyond what a doctor or parent gives to a child.
Sometimes a child or young adult can take a drug thinking it is safe. Sometimes, a child or young adult can take a drug for other reasons—it is all Russian roulette, and no use is safe use.
Simply put, we care about and love your children. We want to save lives and prevent violence. We want to reduce crime. We want to reduce homelessness. We want to reduce dropouts and educational failure. We want to get your child to the age of 21 without your child experimenting with, trying, or using drugs that can lead to an immediate ending of a life or a chronic series of problems that are caused by addiction.
If we can educate our children to never start—as we have before; that prevention is the only answer, we win. Help us reach our goals. Help the Stop Start Now—donate below.
Who We Are
Our coalition is comprised of some of the most accomplished and outspoken experts in prevention and addiction in the country. We believe the prevention message has been neglected, and we intend to re-establish and promote it once again.
STEVE MOAK JR.
Anesthetizing Ourselves To Death
The Washington Times
Author: Seth Leibsohn
It came and went without any headlines, and they should have been everywhere. In a better time, or perhaps with a different administration, this would have been a massive story. It is a huge story, hugely consequential, hugely devastating.
The U.S. Worked Tirelessly to Fight AIDS and COVID. Why Not Fentanyl?
Author: Seth Leibsohn
From turmoil in the Middle East to heightened tensions with Moscow to a laggard economy to a seemingly out-of-touch president, political, social, and cultural comparisons to 1979 are rife. Still, there is one more—and it is lethal: dangerous and illegal drug use and death.
Did You Know?
If you care about reducing drug poisoning deaths, suicides, fatal car crashes, violent crime, homelessness, workplace accidents, and lower academic achievements and drop-outs, join us in our prevention effort—dangerous and illegal drug use is the root of all of those pathologies.
What is the leading cause of death for Americans age 18-45?
Drug poisoning is the leading cause of death.
What percentage of children died from drug poisoning?
Nationally, nearly 100 percent more children died from drug poisoning than from Covid-19.
Was there ever an effective prevention campaign before?
Yes, a concerted prevention campaign in the 80s and 90s reduced drug use by nearly 60 percent by 1992.
What was the worst year ever for drug use?
In 2021, we beat the 1979 high-water mark of drug use.
Since 1992, how much has drug deaths increased?
Since 1992, drug deaths increased by nearly 2,000 percent, while our population has increased by thirty percent.
How many Americans died last year from drug poisoning?
According to the CDC, we lost 110,000 Americans from drug poisonings in 2022. This does not include suicides, fatal car crashes, or other accidents.
How many Vietnam Memorial Walls could we build every year with our yearly drug poisoning death toll?
We could build more than two memorial walls a year.
How many stadiums of people do we lose a year to drugs?
Each year, we lose more than the seating capacity of the largest football stadium in the Western Hemisphere to drug poisonings.
How many airplane crashes full of people do we lose per day?
We lose the equivalent of two major airline crashes per day from drug poisonings.
What is the chief contributor to and cause of violent crime?
What is the chief contributor to and cause of homelessness?
What is the chief contributor to and cause of education deficits and drop outs?
There are more drug treatment programs, outpatient, sober living, and detoxes in the United States today than at any point in our country’s history. We can keep building more and more programs and beds, but at our current rate, they will just keep filling up as the number of addicts and drug poisoning deaths continue to grow.
What if there was a 100% effective treatment for all addictions in this country? There is, and it has proven time and time again to work when implemented every time it’s been tried. It’s called prevention.