Category - Newsmakers

Leidos: A Call to Action on the Opioid Epidemic

Leidos, a global scientific and technology company with more than 30,000 employees working actively in defense contracting, aviation, information technology and biomedical research.  But after the son of one employee died from an...

Samartian Daytop Village

For nearly 60 years, Samaritan Daytop Village has been wholly dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers facing adversity. With its humble beginnings as a Queens counseling center, Samaritan Daytop Village has...

Addicted Doctor – Dr. Stephen Loyd

Dr. Stephen Loyd is a prominent Tennessee doctor who has dedicated his life to helping Tennesseans recover from addiction because he previously fought his own battle with prescription medication.  In 2001, at the end of his...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Zero Left: Jim & Jeanne Moser

Parents expect to have awkward conversations with their kids; the birds and the bees, the dangers of drinking and driving and the consequences of taking street drugs being a few. But, as we are unfortunately finding out as of...