Month: March 2017

Spring Into Recovery

Tonight we had a great conversation with Jeff Sipos. Jeff, will be the Emcee tomorrow (Saturday, April 1, 2017) at the Spring Into Recovery Event at The Armory Youth Center in Canonsburg, PA.  Western PA’s Fight Against Addiction is presenting this family friendly event from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm, I hope to see you all there. This will be a fun and educational event. Face painting, free food and beverages from 5:30 – 6:00pm and Spiderman and Elsa! Jeff Sipos as the Emcee Sarah Robinson Senator Camera Bartolotta Jim Higgins DEA Group Supervisor State Representative Brandon Neuman...

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If Cancer Patients Where Treated Like Addicts

There is a new PSA from First Call that is trying to end the stigma of addiction. Watch this video. What if cancer patients where treated like addicts? “Frankly, it’s because people are dying and have been dying for a long time,” Susan Whitmore, president and CEO of First Call, said. “People die behind shame all the time and in the last 15 years there’s been substantial research about the fact that substance abuse disorders are brain disorders and that drugs and alcohol change people’s brain chemistry in a way that contributes to the fact that it’s a chronic...

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Recovery is Possible!

Last night I had the honor of seeing a friend share her story of recovery. It brough tears to my eyes. Seeing the love she has for recovery and that people have for her. Addiction is a chronic disease that grips you so tight and changes who you are. Open you eyes and realize that addiction CAN happen to ANYONE! Your straight A student, star athlete, loving spouse, parents, grandparents. Addiction does NOT discriminate. We have to open everyone’s eyes and help people understand that addiction can and will take hold of you. It will be quick and so powerful...

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3/26/2017 – Sunday Update

Sunday Updates is a time when we like to share some updates on what is going on at Sunflower Effect and goals. Non-profit Updates We have filed Articles of Incorporation with the state of PA as a non-profit, operating under the name Sunflower Effect. This is a big first step, I have been thinking about this since shortly after Amber passed. Goals First first goal is to SHATTER THE STIGMA! We have to empower people to have the ability to reach out for help without being looked down on. We be doing this by two specials initially. The SHINE...

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