Month: March 2017

Contribute Your Story to The SHINE!

Please help us spread the word and end the stigma. A friend described people with the passion for recovery as having a SHINE. I loved this description and feel is it exactly what I see when I talk to people in recovery. Their passion and heart shines so bright. They want to help people, they want to let people know there is HOPE. Everyone has to work together to have an impact and that is the hope of the Sunflower Effect. Our vision is to bring people together for a common cause and fight this health crisis. Would you...

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Recovery – It's a Family Affair

My friend Adrienne is involved with Lost Dreams Awakening. ¬†Addiction is a family disease, it affects all members of the family, not just the addict. Family members need help with recovery also. Beth Butler, the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance Program Director, will be speaking and offering tips on how all members can participate in recovery. ¬†Her talk, “Families Recovery Too!” sounds like a great and needed topic. Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization, a registered non-profit 501(c)3, looks forward to spending the day with you on, Saturday, March 25, 2017, as we come together to Celebrate & Showcase the...

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How Many People Have to Die…

We are losing 144 people every day in the United States. Our communities are struggling with a massive epidemic. We need to start addressing this as an epidemic, not just with words but with actions. I believe we have to change how we are treating addiction. We have to do more. One start is to continue to raise awareness. Make sure people know that addiction is NOT a moral failing but a disease. Anyone can become addicted, addiction does NOT discriminate. Please help and spread the word. Speak up, don’t stay silent. Educate everyone on the horrible disease of...

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We All Must Step Up

Tonight I had the privilege to talk with Richard Jones of Favor SC. The full video is below, we talked about the heroin crisis that is taking 144 lives every single day in the United States. Please watch the conversation and how we can all step up. We have to change how we are addressing addiction. Rich Jones’ Recovery Cartel FAVOR Greenville Facebook Favor Greenville Wellness Partners Group LLC ePreventions Richard...

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