Jim Derick is the President and co-founder of SAFE Coalition, Inc., a non-profit organization headquartered in Norfolk Massachusetts. SAFE’s mission is to provide supportive services to those impacted by Substance Use Disorder by assisting area communities with strategies for prevention, education, peer connection and treatment options. In addition to his role with SAFE Jim is a meeting facilitator for Learn to Cope, a national peer to peer family support group, serves on the Franklin Public Schools Substance Abuse Task Force and volunteers as a peer to peer mentor for families of those impacted by Substance Use Disorder. Jim knows firsthand about the devastating impact on a family of Substance Use Disorder. Since founding the coalition Jim has been speaking publicly about his families’ experience with this illness with the hope that others may be encouraged to step forward and seek help.