Month: June 2017

ACTION NEEDED: Please Help Save Lives

Everyone, Middletown, Ohio has a proposal that would stop saving people if they have had 2 previous revivals with Narcan. This is WRONG on so many levels. Look at this post for more information and understanding. Sharing this post as well with more information. Please call and email this councilman and inform him of the devastating consequences this proposal will have. Okay, I need YOUR help. Some of you may have heard about Middletown, Ohio and their 3 strike proposal. This proposal entails that the first 2 times a person overdoses, they are sentenced to community service to pay...

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Bill Would Devastate Medicaid

Personally, I did not like the Affordable Care Act, there are some good parts but overall I was not pleased with the bill or how it was made law. Now, we also have the Better Care Reconciliation Act which is using the same procedures to move through Congress. I totally agree that ACA needs to be changed, I don’t think it is realistic to repeal it at this point though. ┬áThere are good parts to it and we must not loose those. Bill would devastate Medicaid, endanger Americans with mental health and substance use disorders, including opioid addictions, APA...

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Overdose – Three Strikes>?

I have read the news about a proposal in Middletown, Ohio┬áthat the third time a person needs to be revived from an overdose medical services will not be provided. This means the person is all likelihood would die. The reason giving is the financial aspect of the cost of Narcan. I was furious when I read about it. We don’t treat heart attacks the same way, if a person doesn’t follow doctor’s orders and has multiple heart attacks services are provided as they should be. Chanda recorded a video last night that responds to this proposal in the best...

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The Project – The SHINE

The purpose of The Sunflower Effect is to share the hope and power of recovery. Recovery is possible and is happening throughout the country. There are strong warriors that are fighting on a daily basis. They are fighting the strong grips of addiction hour by hour, day by day. We believe that empathy and compassion can help more people in this battle, but we need to do more. We need to change how we are fighting addiction. We need to have real solution and innovation on the ground. Recovery is possible and there is HOPE. Together, we can share...

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Beaver Vigil – Not One More Pittsburgh

Last night my friends at Not One More Pittsburgh Chapter hosted the Beaver Vigil and Recovery Event. The even was live streamed and below is the video of the stream. Not One More hosts several vigils and events. Please follow them to keep up to date with their events. Not One More Overdose Lost Spirit Grieving Heart....

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