If you know anything about addiction, you know that it affects more than just the user. I’ll be sharing my story, along with 10 other women in the live streaming event with LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and The Partnership at Drugfree.org tonight, Tuesday, September 10th at 9:00 EST. Here’s more about the event:
From New York City to San Francisco and Madison, Wisconsin to Austin, Texas, the Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) Reading Series(www.ListenToYourMotherShow.com) has provided an open mic to women across the country for live-staged readings. For the first time, LTYM has joined forces with The Partnership at Drugfree.org to host an exclusive live-streaming event via Google+ Hangout On Air, taking place on Tuesday, September 10 at 9 p.m. EDT. The live readings will feature 12 leading women voices on the subject of medicine abuse – a health issue that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls an “epidemic.”
“We are proud to partner with Listen To Your Mother and give a platform to influential moms across the country,” said Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of The Partnership at Drugfree.org. “It’s through their creative voices, in communities connected to parents and families, that we’ll be able to further share the message of prevention and encourage others to join us in helping end teen abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough syrup.”
The Medicine Abuse Project is a multi-year initiative of the national nonprofit, The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Its goal is to prevent half a million teens from abusing medicine by 2017. The Project provides comprehensive resources to parents, educators, health care providers, law enforcement officials and others about the growing problem of teen medicine abuse. The effort aims to mobilize parents and the public at large to take action. This includes learning about the issue, talking with their kids about the dangers of misuse and abuse of prescription drugs and properly monitoring, safeguarding and disposing of excess Rx drugs in their homes.
“We are thrilled to be working with The Partnership at Drugfree.org,” said Ann Imig, Founder, Listen To Your Mother Show. “Working with nonprofits is a big passion of ours, and the fact that we both involve storytelling as part of our mission as a common thread is wonderful. We hope to empower many families across the country to take action and end medicine abuse.”
The live readings will feature the following 11 women voices:
- Janelle Hanchett – http://www.renegademothering.com
- Brandi Jeter – https://mamaknowsitall.com
- Sherri Kuhn – http://oldtweener.com
- Heather King – http://www.extraordinary-ordinary.net
- Lyz Lenz – http://www.lyzlenz.com/
- Judy Miller – http://judymmiller.com
- Lisa Page Rosenberg – http://www.smacksy.com
- Alexandra Rosas – http://www.gooddayregularpeople.com
- Ellie Schoenberger – http://www.onecraftymother.com
- Zakary Watson – http://www.raisingcolorado.com
- Melisa Wells – http://suburbanscrawl.com
These readings will feature new and original work about each of the women’s personal connections to addiction, substance use, and/or what they want children to know about the medicine abuse epidemic in a powerful story-sharing hour. The event will be live-streamed from Google+ Hangout On Air and the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel.
Please visit www.drugfree.org/newsroom/listen-to-your-mother Tuesday, September 10 shortly prior to 9 p.m. EDT for links to join the event.
To learn more about The Medicine Abuse Project, visitdrugfree.org/MedicineAbuseProject and follow the conversation online at #endmedicineabuse