Stacia Hang has been a resident of the Upper Perk area for 11 years and, along with her husband, Cam, is raising two children who attend school in Upper Perk. Professionally, Stacia works as an elementary school counselor in a neighboring school district. Personally, Stacia has endured many of the effects of addiction. Born to […]
What do I have to do to participate? All you really have to do is show up at 6 p.m. on September 14. How many family members can participate? An unlimited number Do I have to speak? No, you do not. But if you want to share your experiences, memories, thoughts, you are […]
I’m Marissa, and I’m an addict. My clean date is April 5, 2017. I was a four year IV user and my drug of choice is Heroin. When I was a newcomer it really helped me to hear other people share their stories, so for my celebration, I’ll be sharing my story. Let’s start from […]
How to talk with your kids about substances. Audience: elementary and middle school parents and educators May 7 6:30 p.m. UPSD Education Center on E. Buck Rd.
CNN Report about a police officer who adopts a baby from a heroin-addicted mother
Joseph David Houk, age 24, just 4 days shy of his 25th birthday. Joe didn’t have to say much, he just gave it. He was filled with a contagious kindness and had an overwhelming smile. He also had an unusual sense of humor that is sorely missed. He had a great deal of pride in […]
Losing Chris was the most difficult thing I have gone through. Today, I realize how fortunate I was to have Chris as my son. Chris was happy, fun loving, caring, warm, organized, generous and hardworking. He loved being a Dad and loved his 3 children and was deeply devoted to Laura and his three siblings. As […]
Is addiction a choice or a disease? I don’t know. What I do know is that addiction is a severe form of physical, mental, and emotional suffering. Judging those with addiction will not help them overcome it. They are humans, and they are in deep pain–and so are their families. Our son once dreamed of […]