Keeping My Serenity – A New Girl’s Sober House

With the growing need for sober living in our community, Rising Above Addiction is opening another girls’ sober house. It is such an honor to be able to provide women with a safe and loving environment, while they are on their journeys of recovery. This house will be named after a beautiful young lady named Kristin. Kristin Spurrier is the daughter of Valerie and Tom Spurrier, she is a sister to two brothers and she was a wonderful friend to … Read More

Letters to Rob… 5 Years Later

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Tomorrow it will be five years since Rob died. Each year, I write Rob a letter. I share my letters in hopes of healing, for me and for others who are grieving. I have also included a poem that I wrote trying to understand what Rob, and others struggling with addiction, might be feeling…….. Dear Rob, How can it be that five years have passed? Time stands still in so many ways, and life came to an abrupt stop on … Read More

Sickle Drive Annual Invitational Golf Tournament raises money to Help people struggling with addiction

We had a wonderful time at the Sickle Drive Annual Invitational Golf Tournament. Each year the North Carroll Charitable Foundation hosts a golf tournament at Oakmont Green Golf Course. Money raised from the tournament goes to organizations that help people struggling with addiction. One again, Mike and Kathy are donating the proceeds to Rising Above Addiction and Triangle Recovery Club of Westminster. Mike and Kathy… Thank you both so much for your continued support and generosity. We had such a … Read More

4 Episodes featuring Rising Above Addiction on Carroll Helping Carroll

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Thank you, Richard and Alyssa and everyone else at the Community Media Center of Carroll County, for inviting me to talk about Rising Above Addiction on Carroll Helping Carroll. When we all work together change happens, lives are saved and we show our incredible strength as a community. Rising Above Addiction- The Origins of the Organization  Tammy Lofink describes to Rich Salkin, Addictions and Wellness Counselor, what inspired her to create Rising Above Addiction, the services offered, and fundraising … Read More

2nd Annual Robert D. Kirkland Memorial Golf Tournament

We want to thank everyone who came out to support our 2nd Annual Robert D. Kirkland Memirial Golf Tournament. Special thanks to Judge Hecker, Sheriff DeWees, State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo and Commissioner Ed Rothstein for coming out to speak. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors; we couldn’t have done this without you. Great day, great food and great people, all coming together, for a great cause.

Tim Weber Documentary – Kennedy Addiction Recovery Center

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I met Tim Weber a few weeks after Rob died. That day changed my life. I didn’t know it at the time, but Tim would soon become a lifeline for me… Tim taught me how to understand addiction. More Importantly… Tim taught me Recovery, and not just for people struggling with addiction. He walked me through my recovery of loss. He held my hand, so to speak, and showed me how to heal through helping others. Today we continue to … Read More

Carroll County expanding behavioral health services; Sykesville Recovery Support will offer beds for treatment, triage

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GREAT NEWS!!! “People who want to overcome substance abuse will soon have another safe place to rest their heads at night in Carroll County while they wait to begin treatment. The Carroll County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a $497,715 contract with Maryland Treatment Centers Inc. to bring treatment services to the Carroll County Recovery Support Program facility in Sykesville, according to Ed Singer, county health officer…” Read the full article at: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-substance-abuse-treatment-beds-20190810-gz7tddnwafdgpeiiyzgltkciwi-story.html?fbclid=IwAR3SVuQ18ppNWjidaFTc5WBGZQZDjLvtSKpSuRF1Pxhwf0eA64p9BPQxZH0 Photo Courtesy Photographer Ken Koons, Carroll … Read More

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