Our Vision and Mission

4D’s Vision

4D envisions a future where systems, communities, and individuals work together to ensure all people can access the resources necessary to find sustained recovery from alcohol and substances.

4D’s Mission

To provide–in partnership with systems, communities, and individuals–a variety of recovery support services to young people between the ages of 18 and 35.

4D’s Five Values & Rights:

  1. Young adults have specialized needs and therefore require age-specific recovery services that are sensitive to race, culture, and gender identity.

  2. Substance use disorder does not discriminate and neither should systems, communities, or individuals that support recovery. Recovery support should be on demand and available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, or the ability to pay for treatment.

  3. Each person’s recovery journey is unique. and they are the experts in their own life. All pathways to recovery are equally valid, including harm reduction and medication-assisted treatment.

  4. Peer services are as vital as clinical services. Working together is the best way to ensure successful, long-term recovery.

  5. Stigma is a major barrier in helping people recover. Substance use disorder is a disease–not a moral failing.


For a more detailed explanation of our aims, values, mission, and objectives, please view our 2020 Annual Report