Weber Sober Homes and Reclaiming My Life Monthly Cookout

Inspiring words from Zach Snitzer about growing up in a world where young kids feel like they don’t belong and use substances to numb the pain. He shared his own story about years of trying to find his way out of addiction and how he finally got to the place where he just said “okay”; a simple, yet powerful word of acceptance and vulnerability. Thank you for sharing your story Zach!

Robert D. Kirkland Memorial Golf Classic 2018

The sun was out, the golfers had a great time and the food was incredible! Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. We couldn’t have asked for a better day! Our community is wonderful….. Eldersburg Martins and Safeway donated gift cards to purchase water bottles, Gatorade, snacks, etc. Terri from Martins donated additional money for the water and all of the paper products. Mike from Safeway donated additional money for snacks. Thank you Kismet Cafe for donating … Read More

MusicFest 2018

MusicFest 2018….. It was an amazing day! Thank you to everyone who came out.   ALL ticket sales support the local nonprofits Push HOPE Project, Up & Out Foundation, and Rising Above Addiction. These foundations provide financial assistance for addiction treatment services. Music Performed By: B-RAiN, Joe Nester, The Jam Alker Band, REM ONE, The Signifiers, Prospekt & Los, Jarrad Briggs, 2 Regular Guys Not From Baltimore!, Gunsmoke, Colicchie, Tony Denikos, DJ-DRoc, Heavy Fred, X.OPIOIDS, Bob Sima, & many more! … Read More

Cornhole Barbecue In Memory of Rob Lofink

We enjoyed Cornhole Barbecue, celebrated in memory of Rob Lofink. The event was hosted by Restivo Auto Body, located in Eldersburg, Maryland. And all proceeds went to benefit Rising Above Addiction. Thank you Greg, Abigail and Greg! I was so touched when you called to tell me that you were putting together an event in memory of Rob. Gregory, Rob loved working at your shop and he loved you. My heart melted when I saw the bumper sticker in your office! Thank … Read More

The Daily Record features Rising Above Addiction

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Rising Above Addiction was featured in The Daily Record. You can read the full article at After her son died of an overdose, mother works to help others By Meg Tully

Facing Addiction Community Organizing Training

I attended the Facing Addiction Community Organizing Training at Cockeysville Branch Library. The training covers: Background on Facing Addiction with NCADD Information on the Communities Project Community Organizing – Goal Development Community Organizing – Strategies & Tactics Information on the Project Moving Forward If you are interested in attending the training! You may learn more about the Communities Project by visiting

22nd Annual Risky Business Conference

The conference 22nd Annual Risky Business Conference was held on Jun 19th, 2018. The conference focused on the prevention of substance use and other risky behaviors in youth, current trends in teen drug use, as well new topics participants have requested be included in the conference.   

2018 Running For Recovery Event

Today’s 3rd annual 5K Race had an incredible turnout! The day was about honoring loved ones we have lost to this brutal disease, celebrating those who are working hard on their recoveries, supporting families and spreading awareness and hope. Thank you to everyone who came out today. And special thanks to our incredible speakers: Tim Weber, Brian DeLeonardo, Wilbert Montgomery, Keith Mills, and Albert Lawrence. Wilbert Montgomery joined us for the event! Wilbert is well known for playing for the … Read More

Ryan Hampton publishes, “American Fix”

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Ryan Hampton wrote a book, “AMERICAN FIX: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis–and How to End It”. Read the review here:   You can order his book at! Ryan has shared my story in his book – Thank You Ryan – Love you!

4th Annual Overdose Vigil, May 23rd

With nearly 450 in attendance last night, the 4th Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil was another powerful and moving evening, not only because so many shared their grief over losing loved ones, but because there was so much hope that we can all work together to stop other families from experiencing the same pain. With representatives from our courts, law enforcement, elected officials, prevention organizations, treatment providers, recovery groups, religious organizations, and many local non profits all present last … Read More

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