Our misssion is to reduce and prevent prescription drug, heroin and other drug addiction, overdoses and deaths. Provide resources and education for the community as well as advocate for change.
You can can help reduce teen drug and alcohol abuse by making a difference in your community. Join the Hope2gether Foundation as a volunteer or member.
129 PEOPLE A DAY DIE IN THE UNITED STATES FROM A PRESCRIPTION DRUG OR HEROIN OVERDOSE
Thank you for visiting our website. You've joined the millions of Americans who are concerned about Prescription drug overdose deaths. We've seen this epidemic grow, today claiming more lives than all American soldiers lives, in the past three wars. In the United States, 44 people a day die in a prescription drug death. CDC Stats.
The prescription drug epidemic became personal in 2005 when my son Aaron overdosed on OxyContin and a variety of other prescription drugs. Aaron was in a coma for three and a half weeks. We began planning his funeral right before he began opening his eyes. Aaron survived but he did not come out unscathed. He is a quadriplegic and needs 24 hour care.
In the next few years, we meet many families who lost their children to a prescription drug overdose death. I could no longer stay silent about the prescription drug epidemic. In 2008 Aaron and I began speaking out about the deadly consequences of prescription drug abuse. In 2009 we founded the Hope2gether Foundation and partnered with the DEA and local law enforcement . That same year I became a founding member of the San Diego Oxy Task Force, which is a collaborative group of representatives of the DEA, law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, Health and Human Services, , treatment and prevention. This group is now renamed The San Diego County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force.
Today, we teach one to reach one. I'm joined by other affected family members who speak, educate and advocate to prevent and reduce these deaths and tragedies. Aaron bravely shares his testimony about a choice he wish he didn't make. He uses his fingers to communicate. He is a real life example of the devastation surrounding prescription drug and other drug abuse.
Your donations support our education work at schools and other events. We offer presentations to elementary, middle and high schools at low or no cost, so your donation helps with printing and student supplies. Your generosity allows us to continue our education in the community. Thank you in advance for your financial support. Thanks for helping empower young adults to make healthy choices so they can have bright futures.
Sherrie L Rubin
HELP US REDUCE AND PREVENT PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, DRUG AND ALCOHOL, ADDICTION,
OVERDOSES AND DEATHS
Support the Hope2gether Foundation and help protect young lives from the destructive effects of prescription medication and drugs.
Your contributions enable us to continue our educational programs in schools and the community. Your support helps empower people with the key facts they need to live healthy, drug free lives. Please take a moment right now to make a tax-deductible donation.