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

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

Tomlinson: Kudos to Carroll for progress made on opioids; let’s make sure trend continues

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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

Winning Unsung Hero Award from Tuerk Conference

Nominated by Maryland Addiction Recovery Center Thank you Zach and Sam, at Maryland Addiction Recovery Center for nominating me for this award. I have so much respect for both of you. Maryland Addiction Recovery Center is honest, ethical, and most importantly, a safe place for someone to go who is seeking treatment. MARC is always just a phone call away for help. I am honored to receive this award from such great people!

5th Annual Drug & Violence Expo featured in Carroll County Times

“The Drug and Violence Awareness Expo returns Thursday for a fifth year at the Carroll County Agriculture Center’s Shipley Arena, and Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford will be a featured speaker. Sponsored and organized by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the free event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and feature speakers and demonstrations around the risks and dangers of drug use, violence and crime, as well as connecting people to resources to help if they are … Read More

The Opioid Crisis : A Mother’s Loss – Documentary Film

When the opioid epidemic tragically befalls a suburban mother, she uses her grief to help others. “For You, Because of You, and In Memory of You” is a short documentary about Tammy Lofink, a wife and mother of two, who lost her son to a heroin overdose when he was 18 year’s old. Directed and produced by Richard Yeagley, this documentary recaps Tammy’s journey through her son’s death, the reclaiming of her life, and the birth of Rising Above Addiction, … Read More

My Story: Losing Rob & Starting Rising Above Addiction

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In April 2018, I was approached by Richard Yeagley, a documentary film maker, to create a documentary on my story of losing Rob and starting Rising Above Addiction. I was hesitant at first; however, after meeting with Richard, I knew this was something that I needed to do. I have spent the last nine months with Richard, creating something that I hope will raise awareness and help more people get needed treatment. Thank you Richard for believing in me and … Read More

Heroin Still Kills Premiere – WATCH HERE

The community came out last night to attend the premier of Heroin Still Kills. More importantly, our community came out to show their support, honor those we have lost and be a part of making change. Some photographs from the premiere follow… and directly below, you can watch the film: Heroin Still Kills from Shawn Wehland on Vimeo. Thank you to everyone who participated in this film. It was done with respect and sensitivity, and it tells an all too … Read More

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