What is No One Down?
Whether you or a loved one has been exposed to the effects of addiction, we’re here to offer hope. No One Down is passionate about addiction recovery and starting that crucial conversation about mental health. With each product comes the promise of reaching out to someone in need. And when it comes to deciding where the help goes, the choice is up to you.
We work together with other organizations to de-stigmatize addiction and help addicts find the resources they need to heal their lives. We are creating a community and a conversation around addiction recovery that is uplifting and hopeful. We’re leaving no one down.
Drug addiction is a national health crisis. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.5 million Americans over the age of 12 battled a substance abuse disorder in 2014. These numbers are still on the rise. There is a mass mental healthcare crisis in this country that needs to be de-stigmatized and brought to the attention of our communities.
No1Down pairs creativity with awareness through the medium of clothing. We’re providing quality products to the public while also donating a portion of the proceeds to recovery programs that target addictions and other mental health issues.
“I know what living with the hopelessness, restlessness, irritability, and discontentedness addiction causes, and because of that, I have a unique position to help people who other people wouldn’t know how to help. No1Down stands for just that, we can’t help everyone, but the hope is that we can raise awareness and inspire everyone to help someone.”
Ian began using and selling drugs in his early teens, which quickly spiraled into a full-blown narcotics addiction by the time he was eighteen. After half a decade of constant struggle, in and out of rehabilitation programs, living homeless, and losing connections with family and friends, Ian hit bottom. Having nothing left, he decided to move to Utah, where he found a recovery community and began the long journey to sobriety.
No1Down is Ian’s way of reaching others who’ve lost hope and giving back to the community that supports his recovery. Recognizing that he’s living on borrowed time, Ian fosters a grateful perspective that he hopes to relay to others struggling with addiction and mental illness.
“I was so broken, and I didn’t know how to stop using, but I wanted to. I couldn’t deal with myself or situations anymore. By the grace of something bigger than me, I was given the gift of desperation which humbled me to the point that I sought help and I was able to be receptive to it. Ever since then my life has completely changed into something I couldn’t have dreamed of, my life is beautiful today. I want others to find that too, and I hope that No1Down will be my way of giving back.”
As a child, Jeramy was diagnosed with chronic kidney stones that led to an opioid prescription to manage the pain. He also raced Motocross growing up and had over 19 injuries during those crucial formative years. Together, these factors contributed to his budding addiction to painkillers.
At eighteen years old, Jeramy began his career as an electrician. That’s when he got caught up in selling drugs; he could make money fast. Before long, selling became using. Jeramy was good at hiding his addiction and making his life look perfect from the outside. He got married and had a child, but as his addiction spiraled out of control, he lost his family. In desperation, Jeramy tried different rehabilitation centers, but to no avail. He attempted suicide several times, was homeless at one point, and had several DUIs and warrants.
Eventually, Jeramy reached a point when he was admitted to a psych ward. It was there he began a 12 step program, and this time, found success. Jeramy leaned into the program and the support of his community and was able to find both stability and sobriety. He hopes to reach others in similar circumstances to show that anyone, no matter how broken they might feel, can heal and create a beautiful life for themselves.