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Patient Journey Map

Addiction Policy Forum’s (APF) Patient Experiences Journey Map was developed through the input of patients in treatment and recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). The map underscores the obstacles and positive points patients encounter across seven distinct phases, from treatment to finding long-term, stable recovery.

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Addiction can be overwhelming for those struggling and their families. Whether you need help finding treatment, information to understand the disease, or to talk to a counselor today, we're here to help.

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Addiction A-Z

Our staff of trained counselors provides free, confidential support for anyone in need of help.

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A free smartphone app that is scientifically proven to support patients in recovery by reducing relapse and promoting pro-social engagement. 

Learn more about substance use disorders and how addiction affects the brain, genetic risk and how to prevent addiction.

Addiction Policy Forum is committed to


Helping Families and Patients in Crisis


Preventing Addiction


Improving Access to Quality Treatment


Ending Stigma

We envision a world where addiction is no longer a major health problem.