Our community model

Face It TOGETHER’s vision is a nation that has solved the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Though this is a bold vision that will take years to achieve, we believe it is doable by solving addiction community-by-community.

Solving addiction in any community is about dramatically more people seeking help, getting well and staying well. In its simplest form, it is about increasing the quantity of people seeking help and increasing the quality of addiction care.

    What community transformation looks like

    PEOPLE ----> ACTIONS ----> CARE ----> WELLNESS

    • PEOPLE. Addiction affects people from all walks of life and any stage of an adult life. For every person with addiction, three to four loved ones are directly affected. The human and economic toll of addiction is incurred by all community sectors.
    • ACTIONS. Solving addiction requires actions across the community that influence and activate people and loved ones at any stage in their addiction journey to seek help. People must freely and willingly seek help without stigma, shame or fear. They must know from where to receive help and know they can get well. Changing hearts and minds around such a deep-seeded, ubiquitous and complex health challenge requires broad-based community transformation.
    • CARE. Solving addiction requires a new care modality, one that matches the chronic nature of the disease and delivered by peers – survivors of the disease – for both people with the disease and loved ones.
    • WELLNESS. The goal is dramatically more people getting well. Addiction is a complex disease. The path to addiction wellness must be measured by monitoring and evaluating multiple personal, social and cultural factors. Sobriety is only one of many factors.

    What role is Face It TOGETHER playing to solve addiction?

    • PEOPLE. Our ongoing approach is to reach ALL people via our marketing, selected employers/employees via our FIT @ Work program, and certain people through our relationships with a growing set of behavioral health and social services organizations. With more resources, we can message to more people across the community and target messaging to other sectors, such as healthcare payers and providers, the criminal justice system, higher-education K-12 education and the faith community.
    • ACTIONS. We are activating people to seek help via our marketing. With more resources, we can expand our marketing, target messaging to specific sectors, accelerate and expand FIT @ Work sales and service and develop partnerships with more behavioral healthcare and social service organizations.
    • CARE. We have developed and deployed a new addiction care modality with unyielding focus on value creation for the consumer. With more resources, we can continue to improve care, build out a broader continuum of care and make care even more accessible via additional payment options (e.g. Medicaid, private insurance, scholarships).
    • WELLNESS. We already have the world's most robust addiction wellness evaluation program. With more resources and partners, we can establish the RCI as the community's standard. We can go deeper into the data, conduct more research, do more to assess individual, organizational, and societal transformations, and expand business analytics.
    Face It TOGETHER model of community transformation

    Face it better, together 

    Through collaboration of multi-sector leaders and more resources, we will transform the community. This approach, community-by-community, advances us toward solving addiction at the national level.

    Face It TOGETHER is prepared to continue to lead the transformation. We are uniquely qualified given our independence, neutrality, objectivity, mission, and years of experience activating communities.

    Our social impact

    Achieving our vision

    • No one fears seeking help and people get care before problems are so severe.
    • There is connectivity to addiction management supports throughout the community, via healthcare providers, employers and other organizations.
    • Science-based treatment and peer support are easily accessed over an extended period to help people successfully manage their disease.
    • Chronic disease management programs for addiction are broadly embedded in the workplace.
    • New social norms ensure the language of medicine and public health is applied to addiction.
    • The disease of addiction is understood the same as any other chronic illness.
    • Value is created for all stakeholders, leading to measurably lower economic, social and human costs of the disease.