Rachel Herlyn started as a client at Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls in 2015. Now an addiction management coach, she sees clients who are loved ones and who are suffering from the disease.

Rachel Cooke, a Sioux Falls coaching client, first heard of Face It TOGETHER while she was in outpatient treatment. She describes her client experience as meaningful, comfortable and professional.

Terri Brown, the Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls lead peer coach, answers questions about her experiences, challenges and her relationships with clients.

You've told us that your community has the entrepreneurial spirit to embrace an entirely new, community-wide approach to solving drug and alcohol addiction, our region's top public health problem.

In the more than 400-page report “Facing Addiction in America,” released this month, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recommends evidence-based early interventions for young people, expanding treatment programs that have been proven to work and investing in substance use prevention and treatment research. Murthy also emphasizes the need for a cultural change surrounding the disease of addiction.