Featured Story: Michael Griesser

“In seven years, he went from running a theft ring and having a full-blown heroin addiction to starting a family, landing a job selling real estate, and opening a sober home…“ Gratitude – the quality of being thankful. Readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It seems so simple. Almost as if it should be engrained in each of us from birth. In my experience that just isn’t the case. This one very small quality (or mindset) has … Read More

Order of Odd Fellows Baltimore Lodge #57 raises $2,122.00 for Rising Above Addiction

Baltimore City Lodge #57’s 8th Annual Crab Feast raised $2122 for Rising Above Addiction. Thank you, Order of Odd Fellows Baltimore Lodge #57 for your support and generous donation to Rising Above Addiction. I was honored to be invited to the lodge, meet everyone and have the opportunity to share my story. There is no doubt that my beautiful son Rob is working through me to change lives. Cliff, thank you for your continued support. A huge thank you to everyone who attended … Read More

This Is My Brave – 2nd Performance

I couldn’t save Rob, but Rob saved me… Last night I had the honor of standing in front of my family, my friends and my community in This Is My Brave, Inc. I shared my story of how I was able to reclaim my life through pain and loss. On the stage with me were eleven other Brave people who were vulnerable enough to share their stories, in hopes of helping others. One of my dearest friends, Tim Webber, stood on the stage … Read More

Congratulations to the Class Of 2019 – Carroll County Drug Treatment Court Graduation

Congratulations to all of the Drug Court graduates! This is an incredible program that provides opportunity, teaches accountability, builds character and produces success. It is great to see these wonderful people get their lives back. A special congratulations to Lindsey. You have gone above and beyond. I am honored that you choose Reclaiming My Life to be your home on your journey of recovery. Read more about this incredible event at the Baltimore Sun: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-drug-court-graduation-20191024-7w2aqnattrhlzjlnn2qfy2pmty-story.html?fbclid=IwAR05P0W6n55qK7h6TJ9EgNlZwfSGkhDyIGCGhjA1rGIjf9bfpEsve_Cs0gc

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

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