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Community Joins in Candid Dialogue About Addiction

I am pleased and honored to participate in another Night of Conversation creating awareness A Night of Conversationof and dialogue around the facets of drug addiction that plague our communities. Prescription opioids and heroin are each components of a larger epidemic of opioid related disorders and death. By viewing them from a unified perspective we are better positioned to assist in the change necessary to improve public health. The perniciousness of this epidemic requires a multi-pronged educational and interventional approach that engages all sectors of society. Please join me and the community of  Mooresville and Iredell County in North Carolina Sunday evening, February 28th, 6-8PM to have your voice heard and to learn what’s going on in your own backyard. See flyer for details.

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National Night of Conversation Addiction and Recovery Resources

Classic+White Dinner+PlateWe are calling on everyone across the country to have dinner with people they care about and to break the silence on drugs and addiction by discussing it. Dependence on alcohol and drugs is a serious national public health problem. Steps are being taken to address the problem on a governmental policy issue, but as a mom who lost a child to heroin addiction, emotional support, open and honest family dialogue play a huge role in preventing addiction as well as supporting recovery. Having the courage to have meaningful discussions about substance abuse, even if we have to look at ourselves in the mirror, can help those around us avoid the disease of addiction. In my experience, this is a topic that most people are not used to talking about or are very uncomfortable approaching.  The Hero in Heroin is a partner in Facing Addiction with Drugs Over Dinner and Dr. Oz in bringing help and resources to facilitate a more in-depth discussion.

For more information on these resources: click here

 

 

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Judge’s Commentary 23rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self Published Book Awards

The Hero in Heroin by Mindy Miralia is a thought-provoking testimony to the wdlogo
power of a mother-child relationship. Miralia recounts her son Matthew’s life from conception (she didn’t think she could have children) to his early death by his own hand as a young adult.

 

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Important Dates in November 2015

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The Hero in Heroin is proud to partner with Dr. Mehmet Oz, Facing Addiction and Drugs Over Dinner in a campaign called #nightofconversation, a national project to get families talking about drugs.

November 10th, Dr. Mehmet Oz will once again shine a spotlight on the addiction crisis sweeping the country. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and actress Mackenzie Phillips will join the nationally syndicated show.

Tuesday’s Dr. Oz show will describe a project, in conjunction with Facing Addiction (FacingAddiction.org) and Drugs Over Dinner (DrugsOverDinner.org) to hold a National Night of Conversation on Thursday, November 19th.

On this night, we are asking folks to have a conversation about addiction with the people around their dinner tables. The Dr. Oz Show team developed a parental discussion guide to help with the conversation. It can be found at DoctorOz.com. The guide was created with assistance from Facing Addiction, SAMHSA, NIDA, and the National Council on Behavioral Health.

The empty dinner plate symbolizes support for this national turning point in our willingness to face addiction and indicates that this particular meal is not about the food. It’s about the conversation.

 

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