Hello Recovery Friends and Welcome All,
Well, I have to tell you, what a fantastic evening of speakers and music last night in Washington, DC!!
It was a “Historic Rally for Awareness of Addiction.” Joe Walsh, Sheryl Crow and Steven Tyler were AWESOME on stage last night. Everyone of my recovery friends and the fine folks who put this rally together were sharing so much on Twitter and Facebook, I had a hard time keeping up with posts and sharing all the action throughout social media!
Here is are a few shots of the performances that took place for “UNITE to Face Addiction” and our voices were LOUD! .. .. ..
” place out to the Universe to help us get these two gents out to the Fest next year, if possible 😎 Recovery Rockfest would love to have these two GUYS who played last night next year!! XO” Nyla Cione of http://www.recoveryrockfest.com
(Steven Tyler and Joe Walsh at UNITE to Face Addiction)
(photo’s courtesy of Michael King)
SO your most likely wondering what is going on today? Today is “Advocacy Day” . . .
Here is more about what UNITE to Face Addiction is doing on Capitol Hill .. .. ..
Advocacy Day ~ 10-05-2015
On Monday, October 5th, the day after the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally, citizen advocates will meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill to engage in conversations about the need for addiction solutions and the growing constituency of consequence that is demanding solutions.
Advocacy Day has two overarching goals:
- Achieve a health response to addiction
- Improve public safety and protect civil liberties to enhance health outcomes of those in or seeking recovery from addiction involved with the criminal justice system
To achieve these goals, citizen advocates will:
- Thank Members of Congress who have co-sponsored 524/HR 953, The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), and ask other Members to add their names as co-sponsors to this bipartisan piece of legislation.
- Ask their Members of Congress to sign a letter to federal agencies indicating that they are in support of full implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.
- Ask Members of Congress to support the REDEEM Act (S 675/HR 1672).
To download the Advocacy Day training presentation, click here. To see the full training webinar, click here. For best viewing, please be sure to download the webinar by clicking the download button located in the top right-hand corner.
Registration for Advocacy Day is now closed. Please direct all questions, including online sign-up questions, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now even though the Big Rally is over, that doesn’t mean we are done. WE ARE just beginning this fight and you can help! UNITE to Face Addiction is building HOPE, HEALING, and HELP! With all donations taken in, they are building a foundation to help those in need of treatment and other services to RECLAIM their lives back from addiction. So please, you can help by Donating or Texting your financial support here!
By Text: TEXT to “facing” 41444 or by donating through the website here: http://www.facingaddiction.org
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Let us all “UNITE To Face Addiction!!” XOXOXO
Together We Can Face Addiction
Addiction impacts one out of three families in America. Sadly, today more than 90% of people in need of treatment or recovery do not receive it – this discrimination must end now.
No one should ever have to overcome addiction alone. No longer can we sit on the sidelines and let others worry about changing the system. Facing Addiction is OUR movement.
Your support will help build a national campaign that will forever change how we UNITE to Face Addiction.
Together, we can save lives – starting right now. But we need your help. Please donate today.
UNITE to Face Addiction
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon & Gambling Addiction Recovery Advocate