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James Wahlberg – The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation

Jim Wahlberg is Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. In addition to his work at the Foundation, Jim has also produced a number of films centered around the issue of substance use disorder. His company Wahl St...

Patrick J. Kennedy – The Kennedy Forum

After the death of his father, Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy in 2011, Patrick J. Kennedy left Congress to devote his career to mental health advocacy and enforcement of the Federal Parity Law, pursue a healthier lifestyle, and...

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

The path that Dr. Jerome Adams took to the office of U.S. Surgeon General begins in this southern Maryland town, where crab restaurants dot the rural landscape, where signs warn drivers to watch out for Amish horse-drawn buggies...

Carolyn Costin – Eating Disorder Coaching

In her early twenties, Carolyn recovered from anorexia nervosa, earned two masters degrees, became a teacher and began her career as a psychotherapist. A passionate and dedicated educator Carolyn taught high school and community...

Joani The Interventionist – Joani Gammill

Joani Gammill, a nationally acclaimed drug and alcohol intervention facilitator who has appeared on Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, to provide free intervention services for families and individuals suffering from substance use disorder...

If You Love Me – Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir, If You Love Me, is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles – and ultimately reckons with – substance use...

A Message From Justin – Jeffrey Veatch

Jeffrey Veatch, a news writer at ABC News Radio for 40-plus years, won a national Writers Guild award in 2007 for ABC’s World News This Week. In September 2008, Veatch’s life took a drastic turn when his 17-year-old son, Justin...

Nancy Vericker – Unchained

Nancy McCann Vericker is the co-author with her son, JP, of their book, Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.  It’s the true story of JP’s descent into opioid and alcohol addiction, homelessness, violence...

S.O.B.E.R.* – Anita & Mike Devlin

S.O.B.E.R.* is uniquely written from two perspectives, simultaneously: Anita, grappling with the stigma of her son’s addiction, fearing for her son’s life and struggling to understand the disease of addiction; alongside Michael...

Prevent Opiate Abuse – Elaine Pozycki

Elaine Pozycki never thought she’d become an activist.  Her son’s death due to overdose changed that.  Heroin took the life of her athlete son, and she traces his addiction back to when he was prescribed opiate...