ANTHONY’S ACT

  To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate. The Affordable Care Act must be amended to provide for a minimum of Ninety (90) days inpatient drug or alcohol treatment up to a maximum of One Hundred Eighty (180) days per year at a facility certified to provide suchcare by the Secretary of Health of the state in which it is located. Every day in this country 119 people die from drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency rooms. That averages out to an overdose related hospitalization every 13 seconds and an overdose death every 13 minutes. Drug overdose is now […]

UNITE TO FACE ADDICTION

Please help support our cause: DONATE Addiction can longer be ignored. The time has come to break the silence. On October 4, 2015 a transformative event will take place in Washington, DC that will ignite and grow an emerging national grassroots movement to solve the addiction crisis. In communities across the country, citizens are organizing and speaking out—about criminal justice reform, addiction recovery, health equity and deadly overdoses. The time has come to UNITE to Face Addiction at a national rally that will transform the conversation from problems to solutions for one of the most pressing health issues of our time. UNITE to Face Addiction is a grassroots advocacy initiative […]

A CALL FOR HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY ON MATTERS OF RECOVERY

After sitting through multiple city meetings where residents spoke against a detox facility proposed for their neighborhood, Margate resident, Rick Riccardi, took a stand on the demonization of recovering addicts. “What does concern me are the things that are said about people in recovery. People who are trying to save their lives and get out of the problem and get into a solution. And they’re talked to as though and talked about like they’re criminals,” Riccardi told commissioners at a recent city meeting. A recovering alcoholic sober for 21 years, Riccardi made it clear he wasn’t advocating for the proposed detox center, but rather for addicts whose lives are saved […]