Baltimore Sun: As Maryland’s opioid crisis rages on, so does the grief of the families left behind to mourn

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Written by Doug Donovan… When Ashley Mooney-Naglieri learned last winter that her husband was homeless and using heroin again, she got into her car and cruised all night through his Highlandtown haunts, shouting “Nick” out her window and stopping to peer into parked vehicles. “I had heard he was sleeping in cars on Eastern Avenue,” she said. She had heard right. Shortly before dawn that cold January morning, Mooney-Naglieri found her frostbitten husband in the trunk of an SUV. “He … Read More

This Is My Brave

A special thank you to This Is My Brave, Inc. for sharing my story. Although I felt vulnerable sharing, I promised myself to do so in hopes of helping others.  Tammi Lofink tells her family’s story of mental illness and addiction with her piece “This Is My Brave”. From This Is My Brave Arlington 2018 at Gunston Theatre One.

Carroll Magazine Feature: Out of Tragedy, a Blessing Making an Impact After Losing a Child

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Thank you Carroll Magazine for sharing our stories. Our beautiful children are doing great things! Phil Mullikin waits for a phone call that he dejectedly acknowledges will not come. It’s a call from the Carroll County courts informing him that no first-time drunk driving offenders have been required to attend the Victim Impact Forum for Intoxicated Drivers session he and wife Cindy hold bi-monthly at the Carroll Nonprofit Center in Westminster. “This is long-term,” he says sadly. “It does not … Read More

See RAA on “That Anita Live”

Thank you Anita for having me on your show. Your dedication to helping people overcome challenges is changing lives. It is a blessing and an honor to know you. Thank you for all that you do. Tammy Lofink is overcoming all the odds. She’s started two non-profit organizations and is a soldier in the war on drugs. She’s the co-founder of Rising Above Addiction and Reclaiming My Life Sober Home. Her motivation is from the heart. Tammy is a different … 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: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/ryan-hampton/american-fix/   You can order his book at www.Amazon.com! Ryan has shared my story in his book – Thank You Ryan – Love you!

Community Forum on Addiction

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The next Community Forum on Addiction will be held this Wednesday, April 11th, at Wesley Freedom UMC, at 7 p.m. We will be discussing Prevention and Advocacy. There will be a Q&A at the end. This is a free event. Speakers ton include: Zach Snitzer , Maryland Addiction Recovery Center Dr Peter Musser, PHD Susan Krebs, Delegate Tammy Lofink, Rising Above Addiction Related Articles Carroll County Times: Wesley Freedom UMC to host second community forum on addiction on April 11

Rising Above Addiction featured in Baltimore Style Magazine

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Thank you Baltimore Style Magazine for sharing my story and for bringing awareness to the opioid epidemic. Written by Erica Rimlinger… Local parents, hospitals and agencies find ways to fight the nation’s opioid problem. We know the stats are grim: Between 1999 and 2010, the quantity of prescription opioids sold to U.S. pharmacies, hospitals and doctors’ offices nearly quadrupled, according to the Atlanta- based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That includes drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and methadone. Patients … Read More

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