Had the honor of being interviewed by my friend Garrett from Rock and Recovery. Rock and Recovery is a nonprofit radio station in Akron that provides entertaining and meaningful music with positive messaging, mixing individual testimonials with humor, to those addicted to alcohol or other substances. I had a tour of their new state of the art facility in Akron and meet some of their wonderful staff. It was a great experience to share what My Recovery Day does to support individuals in recovery. Have a listen to the interview and Rock On – Sober.
The My Recovery Day JOBS (Just Online Being Sober) Program looks at the online world we live in as an opportunity to provide the knowledge and teach the skills necessary for recovering individuals to become Small Business Entrepreneurs (SBE). It is an exciting way to learn new skills because they are applied to make you immediate income.
A Big Thank You to all our #Vets out there. We are the home of the Brave that keeps us Free. Naturally we cannot forget the toll addiction takes on them. Just for prescription pain killers, NCADD.org states: “Many vets have serious injuries, with a legitimate and ongoing need for pain medications, yet the broad availability of these medications and large increases in prescriptions may contribute to their growing misuse by some service members. Pain reliever prescriptions written by military physicians quadrupled between 2001 and 2009 — to almost 3.8 million. According to a Department of Defense study, while the overall civilian rates of prescription drug misuse was 4.4%, the rate for veterans was 11.7%, over two-and-a-half times higher than the civilian rate. The problem is particularly acute for women who serve.” Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day. We have not forgotten, The My Recovery Day Team
If you think the opioid crisis does not affect you or your business, think again. A study was published on March 27, 2018 by the American Action Forum looking at just the effects of opioid use in the labor market and the economy. The Result: The loss of employees and their productivity between 1999 and 2015 cost the U.S. economy $702 billion, or just under $44 billion per year, the study calculated. In order for business to stay in business this cost is passed on to consumers in the pricing of products and services or tax dollars. We are all pay for addiction somewhere. These figures do not even take into account the economic impact of theft due to addiction, healthcare related costs or the cost of drug related crime.