BubHugs.org is a non-profit completely independent organization, meaning we’re not owned by any treatment center, nor do we make any profit from having our website linked or referring rehab facility or referral source. It is our desire to get help to those who need it and educate prior or during the disease of addiction. It is our ultimate goal to bring help to those who need it, provide support, raise awareness and education prior, during and after the disease of addiction. We would also like to reform and introduce new legislation to protect patients to include students and athletes and educate the medical care profession on the dangers of pain killing prescriptions.
Youth Program to
Address the Opioid Crisis
To educate and prevent students at the high school and collegiate level the disease of addiction to pain killing prescription drugs and alcohol. Students undergo highly intense physical and mental demands while in the field, in training, in the classroom, and in everyday life.
To educate parents, teaching administrators, coaches, friends and the students about how the disease of addiction, the consequences of untreated addiction to prescription pain killing drugs and or alcohol and what action must occur for the immediate life changing direction and support needed for a path to successful recovery. This includes developing resources for support services to students & athletes in need which are accessible.
To reduce the stigma associated with addictions and break the stigma, shame, and silence associated with addiction. Also creating a successful game plan for the lives of students and athletes before, during and after recovery.
Since 1999 more than 700,000 Americans have died due to a drug overdose with the majority due to opioids (prescription pain medicine and heroin). Today, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than they are from cars or guns. During this health crisis, youth prevention and education about the risks of prescription pain medicine misuse is critical.
Adolescence is a time when many people begin experimenting with alcohol and drugs. Although this experimentation does not always lead to addiction, most adults who have a substance use disorder started using before age 18. Few young adults are aware that opioid misuse can lead to an overdose, meanwhile, 86% of teenagers know someone who smokes, drinks, or uses drugs during the school day, and 47% of teenagers used an illegal drug by the time they graduated high school.