I AM Adam Melle

Son, Friend, Addict.

Addiction Does Not Discriminate.

Struggling with Addiction?

2016 Surgeon General’s Report indicates only 1 in 10 receive any specialized treatment to manage their addiction.

Worried a Loved One is at Risk?

Our volunteers are dedicated to helping your loved ones during this process, walking side by side as you take this journey.

Recovery Planning

Resources for recovery, treatment and related services

Onsite Support

Our volunteers walk side by side as you take this journey

Volunteer Opportunities

Everything you need to know to volunteer in recovery

Family Resources

Information and support for family members
Individuals & Families

You Are Not Alone. We Are Here to Help.

The IAM Project represents a collaborative initiative initiated by the Chandler Police Department in response to the escalating trend of overdoses in our communities. In strategic partnership with professionals in the recovery field, bereaved families, the Chandler Fire Department, Chandler Substance Use Task Force, Chandler Coalition on Youth Substance Abuse, and other community leaders, the IAM Project was established. This program aims to provide hope, facilitate access to high-quality and essential resources, and extend support to individuals affected by substance use issues. Our foundational belief is rooted in ensuring that every person, regardless of background or financial circumstances, has accessible avenues for continued support to encourage them doing their sobriety journey.

Teenagers - A quarter of all high school seniors report having used or abused prescription opioids.

Grandparents - Ages 55-64 experienced the greatest increase for overdose death rates.

Parents - The 45-54 age group has the highest overall rates of fatal overdose.

Women - 400% rise in overdose deaths from prescription pain relievers, and heroin overdose deaths tripled.

Additional information on opioids, addiction, and resources can be found at https://azdhs.gov/opioids

Get the Facts

Did you know that more than 650,000 opioid prescriptions will be dispensed today? Outside of cancer treatment, did you know that being prescribed a narcotic painkiller for just one day, results in a 6% chance of developing a substance use disorder and the odds go higher with each day of use? Ninety people die each day from an opioid-related overdose.

What is the I AM Projects?
The I AM Project stands as a beacon for individuals grappling with addiction, providing resources and genuine support throughout their sobriety journey. Our mission is to offer hope and quality assistance to anyone affected by addiction, emphasizing that every person, irrespective of financial means, deserves access to the necessary resources for their recovery journey.
How do I access services?
To access our services at the I AM Project, individuals can reach out to us via phone number or email us at . By simply contacting us, you open the door to a myriad of assistance options tailored to support your recovery journey. Whether it’s housing, clothing, funding for transportation, work-related needs, or educational requirements, we are here to help.

We understand that everyone’s journey is unique, and we’re committed to offering assistance for a broad spectrum of needs. Reach out to us, share your concerns, and let us work together to support your path to recovery. Your success is our priority, and we are here to assist you in any way we can.

What can I expect when I first arrive?

When you first arrive, you can expect to be greeted by one of our trained volunteers. All of our volunteers are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones during this process, they will walk with you side by side as you take this journey.

What can I expect from Onsite Support?

Our volunteers will provide an assessment in order to determine an individuals needs and what resources might be appropriate. Together you and the volunteer will develop a plan together.

Do you offer support and resources for family members?

Yes, family is always welcome and will also have support available to them during this process.

Is help available for children under the age of 18?

Yes, we are also available to provide resources and support for family members that have children under the age of 18.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is the most severe form of substance use disorder, associated with compulsive or uncontrolled use of one or more substances. It is a chronic brain disease that causes individuals to use substances despite negative consequences” (Facing Addiction with NCADD, About Addiction) For more information on addiction, as well as resources and links for at home assessments click here.

What Is An Opioid?

Opioids include legally prescribed drugs used for pain relief, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. They can also include illegal drugs such as heroin and fentanyl. They interact with nerve cells in the brain and body. Because they produce euphoria in addition to pain relief, they are prone to misuse. For more information on opioids, click here.

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