This morning Brittney and I were asked to speak at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church, in Eldersburg. We are blessed to have such love and support from our wonderful community. Thank you Elizabeth, Bill, and Sharon for believing in our cause. A note from Rev. Dr. Bill Brown… I always remember something Tammy said to me: “Addiction is not discriminatory; it reaches across all socio-economic and racial boundaries. No one is immune; odds are you already know someone who is … Read More
What an Awesome day! We spoke to over 500 middle schoolers at the 2017 Drug and Violence Expo held at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, Maryland. Although it was sad to see so many students tear up, it meant that they were listening, learning, and getting it. Thank you to everyone for allowing us to share our story in hopes of making change. Featured in the Carroll County Times… “In third iteration, drug and violence expo still … Read More
Senate bill for opiate distribution death bill – Carroll County is fighting hard! Listen from 6:34 in or the beginning of the bill around 6:25… just click the link below and you will be taken to the video. http://mgahouse.maryland.gov/mga/play/c46e201a-47a8-47ba-b959-655201b26626/?catalog%2F03e481c7-8a42-4438-a7da-93ff74bdaa4c&playfrom=21804000 Senate Bill #539 | House Bill #687 Tuesday at the House, and now today we are at the Senate testifying in favor of Bill 539. It’s great to be a part of helping to make change; changes that will have a … Read More
This morning we were interviewed at The State’s Attorney’s office, with WBAL Channel 11 news, with Jennifer Franciotti. We shared our stories and talked about Rising Above Addiction’s activities and upcoming events. Please watch Channel 11 news the evening of March 9th, 2016, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm to see the interview
Today we were able to meet one of the young adults that Rising Above Addiction put into treatment. Samantha, a beautiful young woman who appreciates the opportunity she has been given and is working at turning her life around. We will be following her progress. Thank you all again for your generosity; your donations are making such a difference and giving these young adults and their families a chance at a new beginning.
State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo, Deputy State’s Attorney Ned Coyne, and Drug Treatment Liason Tim Weber had the pleasure today of meeting with several in the community that are very dedicated to helping address the drug abuse challenges we face. Tracey Kuhns & Tammy Lofink are two moms in the county that have endured the heartache of seeing young people battle drug addiction, and they are now actively trying to help save others from the same pain. They have created a … Read More