Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,917 people in 2011 alone.

* sources:  CDC, July 2014

At first it was a lifeline. Now it is a noose around my neck.

Steve Rummler suffered from chronic pain and addiction to his prescribed pain medications. He died of an accidental overdose. A note with the words above was found among his belongings.

 

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Foundation News

The 2nd annual FED UP! Rally was held on the Mall in Washington D.C. on Sunday, September 28th.  It attracted outstanding speakers and a crowd of 2,000.  Foundation President Judy Rummler (in photo with speakers Marvin Seppala, M.D., of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Andrew Kolodny, M.D., of Physicians for Responsible Prescribing) serves as Chair of the FED UP! Coalition which sponsored the Rally.  The Coalition is calling for immediate federal action to end our nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally was followed by a march to the White House demanding that President Obama speak out about this public health crisis.  Please see the FED UP! website ... and read more in an excellent article from the Washington Post.

Upcoming Events

Join Young People in Recovery's (YPR) call to action in support of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act!  Call members of the Senate Judicairy Committee on December 3rd asking them to support the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services ... designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people.  See flyer for details.

 

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Courageous Caregivers is a group for parents, family and concerned persons of loved ones who are struggling with opioid addiction and abuse.  Examples of Opioid abuse of narcotic pain pills include Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Opana, Perocet, Vicodin and the drug heroin.

While the unique focus of the group will be to support parents, family and concerned persons of loved ones struggling with opioid addiction and abuse, we recognize that other drugs, alcohol and co-occurring disorders may be included in the addiction process.

Interested in learning more or attending the group?

Please visit www.recoveringu.com/events or contact gloria@recoveringu.com or 612-866-1056 for details and location.