Vision and Mission

Our vision is to destigmatize addiction, help advance an agenda that falls in line with our mission, and provide our community with a strong foundation for prevention education.  

Find the HERO in YOU and help us save someone else’s Luke.


Education And Awareness

We believe that education and awareness are the crucial elements needed in our schools, communities, and across our country to stop this deadly epidemic. While most schools have programs, these programs do not provide the depth and breadth of information and education needed to stop the spread of this disease.


Some Facts

The opioid epidemic continues to spread. Its impact knows no boundaries; crossing socioeconomic, race and gender boundaries. Today, more of our young people die of opioid overdoses than do in car accidents. In the past year, there were more opioid users than tobacco users. In the US, it is estimated that 2 million people are dependent on opioids.


Donate Now

We have established a GoFundMe page for the “Luke’s HEROin Me” foundation. All of the proceeds we collect will go towards the foundation in an effort to drive education and awareness about the devastating heroin and opioid epidemic. Please help us with this cause! 


Latest News

Learn more about our efforts, opioids and this devastating epidemic.

Why we need bolder action to combat the opioid epidemic

Although the opioid crisis in the US is gaining increased attention, the steps taken to date to combat it are insufficient. Our research suggests that much broader—and bolder—action is required.[…]

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September 28, 2018 0

Take it from me as a former NFL player: Pot is better for pain than opioids

Pain is a constant in the game of football, and the National Football League has long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made NFL[…]

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December 23, 2017 0

Painkillers in the NFL: Nate Jackson on “hurt” vs “injured”

More than 1,000 former NFL players are addicted to painkillers. Many are without health insurance, or any semblance of a support system. In this VICE Sports Sitdown, former NFL tight[…]

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December 23, 2017 0

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In Memory of

We lost our beautiful boy Luke on Wednesday, May 17th. Like too many others, he was taken from us by the devastating heroin epidemic.

Luke was funny, gentle, and kind. He loved football (go Pats!), wrestling, basketball (go Cavs!), snowboarding (aka bombing the mountain), eating very fine foods, and spending time with his countless friends. But for the past few years, Luke’s greatest wish in life was to be anormal kid.’ He has left behind more loving family members and friends than could ever be captured here.
Luke Johnson
May 12, 1995 – May 17,2017

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