192 woven panels: the number of lives lost to overdose each day in the US

 

Stories

The light in the strangest of places

How appropriate that someone wrote this and gave it to me at Prevention Point today during our art workshop. We see the light every single Thursday! “Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right. - Grateful...

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Recovery happens

While we were at Prevention Point making art & celebrating our friend R’s twelve years of sobriety, dozens of overdoses were happening right outside. R’s bracelets say “twelve” and “just say no to drugs.” They were made for her by other workshop participants after...

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Carry Narcan – save a life

101 people were seen in ERs Friday night because they overdosed. Not everyone who ODs goes to the hospital, so how many more were affected? Carry Naloxone (Narcan). Go to a training and learn how to use it. You can get it at your pharmacy, and if you have insurance...

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Persistance

Persistence. I made this for someone we met at our Prevention Point art workshop on Thursday. He was recently released from prison, was homeless and was patiently and persistently waiting for a bed in a recovery house. He knew he didn’t want to use and just wanted...

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Consistent kindness

Consistent kindness. There is a young woman who has been coming to the storefront for months now. She has spent those months coming in, taking a snack and leaving. She didn’t interact much with us; in fact, we would greet her but she rarely acknowledged us. She never...

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Kindness

There are unbelievably horrible things happening in our world these days. Sometimes it’s easy to think that we are surrounded by heartless people. But then you receive a small beautiful kindness in the form of a rose and chocolate cupcakes from someone who is...

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