Tonya Moultrie, GA

I think the reason that a lot of parents don't come forward when they lose a child to methadone is due to the shame and the stigma associated with addiction. That’s why the death toll is rising… We’ve got to come together and let the federal government know that we are not going to tolerate these deaths.”

Tonya is the co-founder of stopmethadonedeaths.com. Her daughter was prescribed methadone to get off oxycontin and died on her third day of treatment. Tonya then found out that the doctor who owned the clinic was not legally licensed in the States. She has since studied the drug and related legislation in great detail, and tirelessly lobbies the Georgia state government to better regulate methadone. She hopes that one day no more mothers will lose their children, and no more children will lose their lives.