UFAM 2020 Rally Featured Speaker
Former NCAA All American MSU & 2nd overall NFL Draft pick
Tony Mandarich, 23 years sober, still can’t escape ‘incredible bust’ moniker
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., — Tony Mandarich took eight pills with his coffee that cold spring morning.
They were potent painkillers, habit-forming. He’d learned the second part the hard way.
They were blue gel capsules. He never forgot that detail. Over the previous four days, the former Michigan State football star had taken roughly 10 of them a day, well below his normal dosage, which nearly reached triple digits during his heyday.
in the news
Deaths related to binge-drinking on the rise, new studies show
Next time you toast to your health, you might want to make it a water.
American drinkers are boozing more, according to two new studies this month, and that’s leading to more alcohol-related deaths.
Thanks to our ballooning benders, 73,000 Americans died from liver disease and other alcohol-related illnesses in 2017 — more than double in 1999 when that number was 36,000, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.
Heartfelt Thank You from Scott Masi
5 Days of Blood, Sweat, Tears, Opening Hearts, and Pure Emotion. 21 performances; 5,000+ attendees; 10 Michigan Counties, 20 Cities, 18 Performers, Artists, and Speakers; A National Documentary Film Crew, 5 Faith based Venues, 5 Treatment Facilities, 1 Alano Club, 2 Prisons, 4 Jails, 2 Recovery Community Centers; 2 Foster Care Programs, 3 Buffet Dinners, 5 Community Performances, 1 Narcan Training, and 1 Strong Amazing Unified Community putting a Face and a Voice to Recovery in Michigan. So grateful for the support of the Community Health Departments (OCHN, Region 10, CEI-CMH, the many Sponsors (Corporate, Individual, and Communiy), the many Recovery Houses that attended, and the many Volunteers from each of the communities we shared so much of our collective experiences, strengths, and hopes!!!💖 This is not an easy week to plan, schedule, coordinate and raise funds for…but we are a resilant and compassionate group of individuals from every walk of life that has one strong passion and that is to carry the message at any cost!!! So gateful to be part of STRENGTHINUNITY as we “GIVE IT AWAY TO KEEP IT” It truly is a Blessing to be part of something bigger than me as so many bared their Souls, Hearts, Fears, and Love to benefit one another. So proud to share this Journey with so many 💖🙏🤗😜💞
Angels of Grace Awareness Bracelets
In April 2007, six awareness bracelets, a fundraiser and the desire and need to help a dear friend, Sharon Winter, who was battling Breast Cancer has become a fundraising avenue for many groups, organizations and individuals.
Angel of Grace provides an affordable bracelet that is made unique to represent a specific cause which is denoted by its ribbon color and special bead. Women around the world wear “Sharon’s” bracelet every day, creating a bond that honors a loved one or cause. The beauty and its significance, allows it to be treasured by all.
Angel of Grace is committed to raising funds and bringing awareness to all causes. Our mission is to bring hope and help to our community…
one bracelet at a time!
Great Lakes Recovery Mission strives to improve the quality of life of the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Our staff provides paths and support for long-term success through a variety of services including individual, group therapy, case management targeting co-occurring disorders, and more.
Our Guiding Force
Northbound Treatment achieves success through our commitment to our three strategic anchors: Clinical Innovation (how we serve our clients), Service Excellence (how we support our people), and Organizational Health (how we maintain our culture).
Free Naloxone Training
In partnership with Unite to Face Addiction – Michigan, the ACHC- Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities, OCHN – Oakland Community Health Network, and Drug Free All Stars is offering Recovery Live Residency Tour – Free Community Naloxone Training!
Be Entertained, Become Enlightened
The 2019 Recovery Live Residency Tour supports recovery communities and organizations working to CHANGE the way addiction is perceived in Michigan and the World.