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 activities. She also provides an overview of the Carroll County Drug Treatment Court, which provides intensive supervision, drug treatment and rehabilitation to non-violent, drug dependent defendants with the goal to reduce drug use and drug-related crime.
Rising Above Addiction- Tammy’s Story
Tammy Lofink, Founder of Rising Above Addiction, describes to Rich Salkin, Addictions and Wellness Counselor, the life of her son, Robert, who struggled with ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and drugs. Ms. Lofink details her challenge finding local treatment services to help her son—who at the time was under 18—before he ultimately died of a fatal drug overdose in 2014.
Rising Above Addiction- Organizational Impact
Tammy Lofink, Founder of Rising Above Addiction, discusses with Rich Salkin, Addictions and Wellness Counselor, the time after her son, Robert, died of a fatal drug overdose, highlighting how through his death he saved many lives and inspired others. She describes how Rising Above Addiction can help family members of people struggling with drug addiction
Rising Above Addiction- Supporting the Cause
Tammy Lofink, Founder of Rising Above Addiction, details to Rich Salkin, Addictions and Wellness Counselor, upcoming events being planned by Rising Above Addiction—a nonprofit she founded to help family members of people struggling with drug addiction. Ms. Lofink also provides insight to the book she plans to write and Reclaiming My Life—a Girl’s Sober House she founded in Westminster in memory of her son, Robert, who passed away from a drug overdose. She also highlights how the public can support these efforts.