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 provide addicts with financial assistance, allowing them to get into treatment quickly. RAA operates a sober home for women in Westminster called “Reclaiming my Life.” Fortunately yet unfortunately, the house is at full occupancy so Lofink will soon be opening a second sober home for women. In order to continue providing these services, RAA is hosting the Robert D. Kirkland Memorial Golf Classic on Aug. 19 with proceeds benefiting a scholarship, the drug court program, and of course, RAA.”

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