Substance use disorders (SUDs) affect over 20 million Americans from all walks of life.

An SUD, also known as substance abuse or addiction, is defined as continued use of drugs or alcohol despite trying to stop and/or causing harm to self or others. You probably know someone with an SUD, but most people with an SUD don’t talk about it. Stigma and shame keep the disorder hidden, undertreated, and misunderstood. What’s more, America spends billions of dollars a year on costs related to SUDs, yet addiction continues to harm patients, their families, and communities across the nation.

The good news is that there are proven ways to make a difference in this epidemic. In this guide, we offer 4 philanthropic strategies for addressing addiction in the U.S., including 14 high-impact giving opportunities based on the best available evidence.

Read the whole guide on substance abuse at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy.

Read the full PDF here.