A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) was started in 1999 by parents of young adults dealing with substance use disorders. Their offspring were also involved in the criminal justice system, which exacerbated their struggles. The mission of this non-profit organization is to reduce the stigma associated with addictive illness through compassionate support and to advocate for therapeutic rather than punitive drug policies. In 2009 they created a national collaborative campaign Moms United to End the War on Drugs to end the stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs and people with a substance use disorder. A New PATH is also a pioneer in advocating for harm reduction strategies and many pathways to recovery. Since 2014 they have been saving lives through their overdose prevention and Narcan distribution program.