Help me start an addiction SOLUTIONS group
Organized by: Katrina King
My name is Katrina King and I am the founder of , "An Addict Speaks". My family's story was profiled with 6 others in the FBIs , "Chasing the Dragon" documentary that is and will be used in schools, churches and communities across this nation, along with a studyguide, to bring awareness and start conversation on prevention in youth and solutions for those sadly afflicted by addiction and their families.
Our story is a bit different in that I once provided an excellent life for my family before I became an unsuspecting part of this epidemic. I struggled with my own addictions and I eventually lost my home, cars and every material thing to it. Sadly, my daughter began battling her own addiction at age 20 and died the same year. I have been devastated and I'll never be the same. My son is now in the Airforce and I'm so proud. This cause is a passion I will live, breathe and sleep until I die because it robbed me of nearly everything that mattered. To hear more, go to Youtube or FBI website and search for , "Chasing the Dragon". You can also hear about us on Addictionunscripted.com, the Shaircast, 129aday.com, Heroesinrecovery.com and others...
I have been recovered now nearly 5 years and because of my unique perspective, I know I can make a difference. I am raising funds for the backend support of my project to include computer, internet, information, research, events, telecom and all start up costs. After set up, our goals wont JUST be about spreading awareness but, being part of the conversation on SOLUTIONS, to include the following:
-Education on substance addiction to the public and families of the substance addicted and opinion pieces by formerly addicted, recovered professionals.
-Open and honest forum where families who have lost members to addiction can ask questions and formerly addicted and addicted can help themselves and others by accountability.
-Resources for the substance addicted or formerly addicted in recovery, by focus group, (Addicted parent, addicted teen, addicted young adult, addicted senior citizen, addiction in workplace, addiction in military, addiction in medical workplace)
-Case by case basis assessment for emergency intervention and treatment coordination for a parent or head of household with special conditions and children or even pets living in the home
-Advocacy on rehabilitation changes and laws to include locked treatment centers and sober living plan for a minimum of 2 years
-News on advocacy and legislation that impacts those affected by addiction
-Recommended video, website, podcast, reading and online communities focused on addiction/ recovery
-Consultation and presentation resources, collaborative screenings and townhall meetings with government officials and private groups
-The arrangement and assignment of a well screened, formerly addicted professional in recovery to speak to your school, jail, rehabilitation, sober living, business, church and community group
--Provide consulting on implementation of substance abuse as part of your employee assistance program and arrange speakers for education at your events
-Activism and advocacy on behalf of our military, suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders. We have only just begun...