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
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
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
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.
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
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
Thank you for mentioning Rising Above Addiction in your article with the Baltimore Sun, and for helping to be a part of the solution! “Nonprofit organizations also play an important role in Carroll’s County’s efforts to suppress the spread of opioid abuse. After losing her 18-year-old son to heroin in 2014, Tammy Lofink founded Rising Above Addiction (RAA). Treatment can be a costly endeavor and often holds back individuals from getting the help they need. Lofink’s nonprofit raises money to … Read More
Thank you to everyone that made the 3rd Annual MusicFest a great success! Related Stories: Carroll County Times: Third annual Addiction and Recovery Awareness MusicFest to show there is life – and fun – after addiction Related Videos: Rising Above Addiction was given a huge shout out by Travis Shields. As always Travis nailed a message of Recovery Hope..