Chicago Area Opioid Task Force a non-profit organization has been working hard to collaborate as one around the Chicagoland area and collar counties to fight all the battles that surround the world of addiction. Their 6 sub committee's work hard on strategies that will bring education and awareness to everyone affected and/or impacted by this horrendous disease. Dedicated to helping those struggling find the necessary assistance that always seems so out of reach for them. We currently have some innovating ideas that would change so many people's lives. From new apps to hosting education, prevention, and awareness events. Along with demanding change in laws to help rid this world of the stigmatism behind the word(s) addict and addiction. Education, Prevention, and Awareness are KEY to reducing the number of people falling into the world in which they did not ask to be a part of. No one is immune to substance abuse disorder. And so many forget that those struggling with this disease are HUMANS, they are PEOPLE, they are loved by someone somewhere and deserve a fighting chance at a better life. To be able to equip them and their families with tools to bring light back into their lives is what our task force is dedicated to. Any little bit helps and will go a long way. We truly hope to be able to have this innovating app designed and built as soon as possible so we can start seeing more lives being saved and less being lost. Join the fight, help those struggling that need a small light to guide them to the open doors and hands waiting to assist them in building their new life. "Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." Become a part of that sentence to so many.