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UNITE TO FACE ADDICTION

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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 bringing together people, communities, and organizations working on solutions to the addiction crisis. We are mobilizing to let our nation know that addiction is preventable and treatable, that far too many of those affected have been incarcerated, and that people can and do get well.

Help the Fellowship Foundation and Young People in Recovery (YPR) mobilize our community to attend this event on October 4th. We need your help to send our group the rally. Your money will contribute to costs of traveling to D.C. so that we may join the tens of thousands of citizens gathering in the nation’s capital to speak with one voice.

We ask that you donate so that Fellowship Foundation and YPR may stand in solidarity with our fellows as a collective force to help the 22 million Americans with addiction, and urgently act to save the 350 lives lost each day. For more information about the events taking place in Washington on Oct. 4th please visit http://www.facingaddiction.org

Help us reach our goal so that Fellowship Foundation and YPR can go to D.C. and #UNITEtoFaceAddiction.

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A CALL FOR HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY ON MATTERS OF RECOVERY

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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 through detox.

“These places are where people go to save their lives; people who need help in a building that is a medical building. We put animal hospitals up and nobody gets upset. Why wouldn’t we have a hospital for people dying of alcohol and drug disease?” Riccardi asked.

Read the full article at http://www.margatenews.net

 

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LET’S SKATE – JUNE 25TH

We will carpool over to the space. Meet at Fellowship Living Facilities, Inc. at 7, we will leave at 7:30 SHARP. If you don’t have a ride, someone will help you out.

$10 a person suggested donation. Space is limited. you MUST RSVP to Zac: zackushner@gmail.com

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