Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,651 people in 2010 alone.

In 2010, 1 in 20 people in the US (age 12 or older) reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year.

Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.

* sources:  CDC, February 2013 and CDC, November 2011

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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Upcoming Events

Please join us at the 2nd annual FED UP! Rally in Washington, D.C., on September 28th.  We expect thousands from all across the country to join our grassroots movement.  We will create one voice to raise awareness and call for federal action to end our nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths.  Someone in our country is dying every 16 minutes of a drug overdose.  This is unacceptable!  Details are available on our flyer.  Registration is free and available at feduprally.eventbrite.com.

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.