Did you know?

Prescription painkiller overdoses have more than quadrupled in the past 20 years, killing 16,917 people in 2011 alone.

* sources:  CDC, July 2014

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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Foundation News

The 2nd annual FED UP! Rally was held on the Mall in Washington D.C. on Sunday, September 28th.  It attracted outstanding speakers and a crowd of 2,000.  Foundation President Judy Rummler (in photo with speakers Marvin Seppala, M.D., of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Andrew Kolodny, M.D., of Physicians for Responsible Prescribing) serves as Chair of the FED UP! Coalition which sponsored the Rally.  The Coalition is calling for immediate federal action to end our nation's epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths. The Rally was followed by a march to the White House demanding that President Obama speak out about this public health crisis.  Please see the FED UP! website ... and read more in an excellent article from the Washington Post.

Upcoming Events

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is working in partnership with police departments across the county to present Heroin Town Halls for parents, grandparents, educators, and all community members.

With the Maple Grove Police Department.  See flyer.

WHEN: Mon. Oct. 27 from 6:30pm-8pm 

WHERE: Maple Grove Senior High School (9800 Fernbrook Lane N)

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.

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