Addiction & Opioid Crisis

Addiction & Opioid Crisis

Together we can end addiction and the opioid epidemic.

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, close to 20 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017. What’s clear is addiction is no longer anonymous, like the sign at meetings suggests. Its cords are reaching into families everywhere, ripping at the fabric of our communities. The time is now to fight back, to radically alter our thinking about treating addiction and ending the opioid epidemic. It starts by rethinking what’s possible. Together, with a unified will, global collaboration, and innovative health treatments, we can create a world where addiction is a crisis of the past.

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Addiction and Opioid Crisis Moonshot: A Health Transformer Showcase Recap
Addiction and Opioid Crisis Moonshot: A Health Transformer Showcase Recap

October 1 2021

Watch five innovative entrepreneurs in the StartUp Health portfolio share their radical solutions that are helping fight addiction.For 2021, we introduced Moonshot Programming where we highlight leading Health Transformers focused on our 12 health moonshots. For September, we showcased the Health Transformers who are innovating in the Addiction & Opioid...
These 15 Startups Are Finding New Ways to Tackle Addiction
These 15 Startups Are Finding New Ways to Tackle Addiction

September 3 2021

As part of our 2021 Moonshot Programming, we’ve compiled a list of the startups in our portfolio that are innovating in the End Addiction Health Moonshot.Investors, get a first look at how you can back health moonshots through StartUp Health’s new rolling impact fund.For 2021, we’re excited to introduce Moonshot Programming...
NuLife Virtual Puts Addiction Treatment and Recovery in the Palm of Your Hand
NuLife Virtual Puts Addiction Treatment and Recovery in the Palm of Your Hand

August 12 2021

When serial tech entrepreneur J.D. Meints hit a wall with his addiction and started on the road to recovery, he discovered his new life’s work. Now he’s building a virtual behavioral health platform that makes addiction treatment and supportive communities scalable.J.D. Meints, CEO & Founder of NuLife VirtualWhen we met J.D....
StartUp Health Insights: Quit Genius & avoMD Raise Funding Rounds | Week of Jul 21, 2021
StartUp Health Insights: Quit Genius & avoMD Raise Funding Rounds | Week of Jul 21, 2021

July 21 2021

Two StartUp Health portfolio companies — avoMD and Quit Genius — were among this week’s health innovation funding.The founders of avoMD (top) and Quit Genius.More than $740M in health innovation funding was reported this week, including rounds for two StartUp Health portfolio companies: Quit Genius and avoMD.Quit Genius, a London, UK- and New York, NY-based startup...