I am very thankful to have found the SSDP family. It was refreshing to meet more of my peers that didn't demonize or idolize drug use, but that knew there were safe approaches to drug use, that knew that there were better alternatives to arresting away the problem, and who knew that they had to stand up and do something about it. At SSDP 2016, I met the extended family, and lobbied my chapter to become chapter president. As chapter leader, I worked alongside the Florida International University Police Department to initiate the first naloxone-carry initiative in South Florida, registered voters and got out the vote for medical marijuana in Florida, and built connections with the only needle exchange in Florida. I genuinely credit SSDP for being the vehicle that allowed me to create important change in my community. By supporting SSDP you are supporting student empowerment and real, tangible change.