Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US.
Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic and has increased by over 430% in the past seven years.
Things must change and we must change them TOGETHER –
join a collaboration to speak with one voice and help to make the changes we need to reduce addiction in America.
Capturing Recovery Stories of Hope
Tony Dennison Gifted Actor, Dynamic Public Speaker and great friend, Tony Dennison shares his journey with us giving hope and inspiration to anyone and everyone who struggles with anything.
Chanda Lynn Gifted poet, passionate spoken word, Chanda Lynn has a Recovery movement that is literally changing the conversation on addiction in America. Her rallying cry to bring everyone together inspires me, and should inspire us all. a Peter Finestone / Low Blow production.
Brandon Novak One of the craziest modern Hollywood legends, a New York Times Best-selling author, an incredible story of recovery from addiction. The one, the only Brandon Novak.
John (Johnny) Whitaker. Gifted actor, an acclaimed TV and Film career, John Whitaker has an amazing story of Recovery and Redemption. A truly selfless man who spends his life altruistically helping and loving others.
Richie Supa Award-winning songwriter and musician, Richie Supa. Gifted musician with a talent for reaching people through his Recovery music, Richie inspires people to find their path.
Jason Otterbeck after recovery, exhibits a life beyond dreams.
Laurice S. A story of overcoming addiction, overcoming incarceration, and coming out the other side a changed man. Not bitter, as most people would expect, but self-reflection and introspection to realize the Blessings of Life.
Steve Herndon, As a professional athlete and NFL Pro, Steve shares his incredible journey through his athletic years.
Darek Horan Visiting the Chicago suburbs, spending some time with friends, I had the honor to sit down and learn the unique, yet typical story of addiction and the profoundly impactful redemption story of Recovery or a dedicated and selfless leader.
Blake Cohen An advocate, a Rebel, a leader in the Recovery movement, Justin shows us all not only why Recovery is possible, but more importantly, why it should be more of a focus than addiction.
Vaughn Crisci Such a rewarding feeling to have such a great friend, almost like a brother in Vaughn Crisci.
Christopher Poulos We recently sat down with an incredible National Recovery Champion and Criminal Justice Reform advocate who shared his Journey.
Justin Kunzelman An advocate, a Rebel, a leader in the Recovery movement, Justin shows us all not only why Recovery is possible, but more importantly, why it should be more of a focus than addiction.
Tommy Gunz, Spoken word and rap artist Tommy Gunz, with his powerful story of where it all began.
Sharon Leonard Every once in a while, I get to interview a dear friend, and even though I know their story, I quickly learn that I don’t fully appreciate the depths of their fight and the brilliance of their Journey.
Cindy Keefe Every once in a while, people come into your life that literally change you, uplift you and change you for the better. Cindy is one of those beautiful people. An incredible, selfless story of serving others, this is someone you will NEVER, EVER Forget
Luke Edwall Luke Edwall is a young man that epitomizes the true transformation of a man. Overcoming addiction through the Grace, Love and Mercy of Jesus Christ, a story I won’t soon forget, and neither will you.
Kyle Diehl A truly genuine young man with a genuine story of Recovery. Now a good friend, I’m grateful to share the journey of Kyle Diehl and I hope he inspires others through this video as he is inspiring others all around him, every day.
Eric Snyder Visiting one of the greatest sober living programs – GOOD WORKS – in beautiful Lancaster, PA
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It is imperative that the pharmaceutical and medical industry work together. Doctors systemically look at pain as a subjective symptom of an illness or injury. But what happens when addiction develops and becomes a REAL subjective symptom of the medication itself? The addiction must be treated, a problem the medical industry has been ill equipped to deal with!
8 Sectors for Recovery Solutions
- Pharmaceutical industry must no longer offer financial benefits to the medical industry to “push” drugs.
- Educators and school districts must embrace communities with relevant and effective strategies to assist both the student and the parent.
- Insurance companies must provide adequate treatment or access to treatment based on the individualized needs.
- Judicial systems that foster a system with continual slaps on the wrists, hoping a spiraling addict involved with crime will somehow get it together without treatment simply induces harm, costs and recidivism and is ineffective.
- Treatment providers release addicts too early, without relapse prevention or follow-up, in a week, or in a month, know the addict is not ready. This practice must change.
- Parents, who think that it’s “Not Their Kid” or in their backyard must learn about current teen drug use and teach their children from a very early age the extreme dangers of drugs and alcohol.
- Federal, State, and Local Governments and agencies must join together to discuss strategy rather than the current practice of doing so in silos.
- Community – C.U.R.E “Christians United for Recovery” – has a three prong approach to help in the community:
- Help – Street TeamResource/Transportation Team – Family Crisis Team
- Hope – 12-Step & Recovery Groups – Co-Dependent Group -Prayer Team
- Healing – Life Skills, Studies Groups, Social Connections, Outreach Groups
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