Month: March 2017

Discussion with Kimberley – TAM

Eighteen days after Amber passed I signed up on The Addicts Mom. This was just one of the places that I was reaching out to for help and to talk. I believe that talking is very important to healing and grieving.  I joined The Addicts Mom Facebook groups that are for father’s and had some good discussions with people who under understand the pain of loosing someone you love to this horrible disease of addiction. Last night, March 24, 2017, I had the privilege of having a discussion on Facebook Live with Kimberley an advocate for The Addicts Mom. She...

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State Of Addiction

Last night WTAE Pittsburgh aired a prime time special of Chronicle State of Addiction. The program continued immediately after with a Facebook Live Q & A discussion. It was difficult to watch the program and seeing Amber and hearing us talk about her. But, I believe in my heart that Amber would want us to tell her story to help others. Hearing Kendra on the Facebook Live talk about her recovery is the HOPE that we must all realize. She was an inspiration to hear. The program will be aired again: WTAE 4 – Saturday 7 – 8PM This TV...

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Prime Time Special Today at 8 PM on WTAE – State of Addiction

Tonight at 8PM Sally Wiggin will provide an in-depth look at the State of Addiction. Immediately following the broadcast, WTAE will host a live Q & A at 9PM on Facebook. Please tune in tonight and watch the prime time special and join WTAE for a Q & A on their Facebook page immediately after. Baldwin-Whitehall School District participated in this special prime-time event. This school year Baldwin-Whitehall hosted two events. I am proud that Baldwin-Whitehall is taking a leadership role to raise awareness and help educate our students and community about the epidemic that is taking 144 lives...

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THIS IS WHAT HITTING BOTTOM LOOKS LIKE TODAY

We have to change how we are addressing addiction. We are in the beginning of a health crisis. We are NOT treating this as an epidemic, just calling it one. We have to change from words to action. Another young person dies from addiction. WE HAVE A PROBLEM. If you are a one size fits all treatment provider you are part of that problem. THIS IS WHAT HITTING BOTTOM LOOKS LIKE TODAY. People say “Just wait until they want it. If they worked the program it would have worked out”. Would u say that if it was your kid?...

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Not One More Overdose * Lost Spirit * Grieving Heart

Addiction is affecting so many people. There are so many people suffering addiction and you may not even know it. They are our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.. They are fighting a daily struggle again the demon of addiction. Not One More, is a non-profit that hosts vigils around the country. We are lucky to have a chapter right here in Pittsburgh that hosts some beautiful vigils in memory of people who have lost their battle with addiction.    Not One More Pittsburgh (NOM) brings communities together to take action against the addiction crisis....

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