Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry Takes A Swing Against Addiction

He was NL Rookie of the year, and with his distinctive high kick swing eventually went on to have 1,000 RBIs and win 4 World Series. However, it turns out that much of his career was a blur of drugs and sex. As reported by Newsday, the Mets star concentrates on helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. “I… Continue Reading Darryl Strawberry Takes A Swing Against Addiction

Church of Love

Rochester Pastors Gather to Address Opioid Epidemic

For many addicts, church may carry with it a stigma of guilt and shame. Fortunately, pastors in Rochester are gathering this week to address this issue and learn how church communities can be more welcoming to those who are struggling with addiction. As reported in the Democrat and Chronicle, Rev. Ronald Gibson of Church of Love Faith Center in Rochester… Continue Reading Rochester Pastors Gather to Address Opioid Epidemic

Natural Disasters

Overdose Deaths Linked to Economics and Disasters

The current opioid crisis has hit rural communities all across the country, and new research from Penn State is shedding light into some of the factors behind this deadly trend. As reported by WHYY.org, as incomes drop and unemployment rises, communities tend to suffer higher rates of opioid-related deaths. The death rates were also higher in rural areas, they reported,… Continue Reading Overdose Deaths Linked to Economics and Disasters

Miss Tennessee

Miss Tennessee Caty Davis Speaks Out Against Addiction

“I’m not just a blonde pageant girl,” says the energetic 22-year-old from Knoxville. In her role as the current Miss Tennessee, she has traveled over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 schoolchildren about Character Education. One of her main goals is to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol addiction. As reported at KnoxNews.com, when Davis speaks to school… Continue Reading Miss Tennessee Caty Davis Speaks Out Against Addiction

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger’s Overdose 10 Years Later

In terms of the opioid crisis, 2008 – when Heath Ledger died from an overdose, was a time of innocence and even ignorance. Now with the benefit of hindsight, we can see that Ledger was just at the beginning edge of a wave of opioid related overdoses that would claim dozens of celebrities and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans.… Continue Reading Heath Ledger’s Overdose 10 Years Later

John Otterman

Akron School Board Member Resigns After Overdose

Ohio has been hard hit by the opioid crisis as it’s ripped across every town and demographic. So it’s not altogether surprising to see that even elected officials have not been immune to this widespread epidemic. As reported in the Akron Beacon Journal, John Otterman, an elected official of the Akron school board, resigned this week after police found him… Continue Reading Akron School Board Member Resigns After Overdose

Hartford Overdose

Driver Overdoses on I-91 North – Revived With Narcan

As the opioid crisis continues its toll, there are increasing numbers of drugged driving incidents in which the driver overdoses while behind the wheel. As reported by the CT Post, Connecticut State Police are reminding residents that driving on drugs or alcohol can be a danger not only your yourself but other people as well, after a suspected overdose incident… Continue Reading Driver Overdoses on I-91 North – Revived With Narcan

Scout Leader

Boy Scout Leader Busted For Heroin

Kevin Saunders, a scout leader in Staten Island, should probably have paid closer attention to the scout oath to “help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” As reported in the NY Daily News, Saunders is now facing jail time for heroin possession. A Staten Island Boy Scout volunteer learned the hard… Continue Reading Boy Scout Leader Busted For Heroin

Richard Jensen

Champion Wrestler Shares Addiction Struggles

A recovering addict, and champion wrestler, Richard Jensen recently shared his story with students at Warsaw Middle/High School in upstate New York. As reported in the DailyNewsOnline.com, after high school, instead of accepting a wrestling scholarship, continuing his education and pursuing his dreams of being a teacher and coach, Jensen got hooked on methamphetamine and other drugs. It was a… Continue Reading Champion Wrestler Shares Addiction Struggles

East Lyme

Painfully Honest Overdose Obituary in East Lyme, CT

When the Majchrzak family in East Lyme lost their 24-year-old son Danny to opioid addiction, they decided to share his story in the hopes of making a difference. As reported in TheDay.com, last Feb. 3, the Majchrzaks got the call they had been dreading for nearly six years. Records show their son Danny had carfentanil, a drug intended to tranquilize… Continue Reading Painfully Honest Overdose Obituary in East Lyme, CT