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Plant a Memorial Tree for Those Lost to Drugs Virginia VA

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Rooting for Recovery Plants Trees in Memory of Those Lost to Drug Overdoses Serving Virginia, VA

Rooting for Recovery Plants Trees in Memory of Those Lost to Drug OverdosesVirginia

Rooting for Recovery Plants Trees in Memory of Those Lost to Drug Overdoses Serving Virginia

The Rooting for Recovery’s mission is to plant trees across America in honor of those who lost their battle to drugs. Planting a tree is a living tribute to honor that special someone by planting a tree in your community to express feelings and share with others. As a community, we need to flip the discrimination of the criminal justice approach to substance use towards a proven public health solution. We are dedicated to drug proofing communities with the FLIP approach.

Portugal has successfully and effectively flipped addiction from the criminal justice system to the healthcare system. This method has been proven in Portugal and in Dayton, Ohio and we would like to help get this type of program implemented Nationally. We need to simply decide that we are NOT going to punish our people for having a potentially fatal disease. We can and must advocate to remove all obstacles for our cherished loved ones to recover from drug addiction.

Rooting for Recovery Drug Epidemic AwarenessVirginia

Rooting for Recovery Drug Epidemic Awareness Serving Virginia

Drug use and overdose continues to impact our communities across the United States. Drug overdose deaths continue to rise and therefore we need to come together and educate families and friends, as well as get our law enforcement agencies educated on reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. If you know anyone taking these harmful substances or stimulants, get them to a recovery rehab treatment program before it is too late!

  • Fentanyl
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone
  • Marijuana
  • Meth
  • Methadone
  • Meth Amphetamine
  • Oxycodone
  • OxyContin
  • Tapentadol

Treatment Not Jail – Alternatives to IncarcerationVirginia

Treatment Not Jail – Alternatives to Incarceration Serving Virginia, VA

We all recognize that law enforcement has a front row seat to stop the opioid epidemic and are in a unique position to prevent drug overdose deaths through recovery treatments. The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) provides training, strategic guidance, support, and resources to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create pathways to treatment, not jail. They have customized programs based on each community and can utilize multiple law enforcement entry points to recovery treatments. Some treatments involve medications that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, which have contributed to lowering overdose deaths. Let’s all work together, rooting for recovery in educating patients, caregivers, and the community about the benefits of having these medications readily available to more people. Reach out and find more information about these recovery and treatment medications:

  • Naloxone, (also known as Narcan) is designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose.
  • Naltrexone, is used to prevent people who have been addicted to certain drugs (opiates) from taking them again.
  • Suboxone, is used as part of a medical, social and psychological treatment program for patient’s dependent on opioids like heroin, morphine, oxycodone or codeine.
  • Vivitrol, is a monthly injection that contains naltrexone (an opioid antagonist) which is injected intramuscularly into the buttocks. Naltrexone helps reduce opioid and alcohol cravings.

Rooting for Recovery Addiction EducationVirginia

Rooting for Recovery Addiction Education Serving Virginia, VA

We all recognize that law enforcement has a front row seat to stop the opioid epidemic and are in a unique position to prevent drug overdose deaths through recovery treatments. The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) provides training, strategic guidance, support, and resources to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create pathways to treatment, not jail. They have customized programs based on each community and can utilize multiple law enforcement entry points to recovery treatments. Some treatments involve medications that can be used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, which have contributed to lowering overdose deaths. Let’s all work together, rooting for recovery in educating patients, caregivers, and the community about the benefits of having these medications readily available to more people. Reach out and find more information about these recovery and treatment medications:

  • NA
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Naranon
  • McShin foundation
  • Morris County Municipal Alliances
  • Municipal Alliances

Rooting for Recovery Alcoholism EducationVirginia

Rooting for Recovery Alcoholism Education Serving Virginia

Alcoholism is a disease, and the individual becomes addicted to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can destroy a marriage or drive a wedge between family members. Those who drink can deplete their family budget, cause fights, ignore children, and otherwise impair the health and happiness of the people they love. Here is a listing of recovery rehab programs for those you know with an alcohol addiction disease:

  • AA
  • Alanon
  • Alcohol Anonymous
  • McShin foundation
  • Morris County Municipal Alliances
  • Municipal Alliances

Grieving Caregivers, Family, and Friends Support GroupsVirginia

Grieving Caregivers, Family, and Friends Support Groups Serving Virginia

No one could ever understand the pain and suffering family and friends endure after losing someone from an overdose death. The Rooting for Recovery team has been reaching out to communities across America to raise public awareness on drug prevention and drug treatments. They are asking that all communities implement the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI); plant, donate, or register a memorial tree in your town or county in honor of someone who lost their battle to drugs; share prevention information about fentanyl poisoning, fake pills, addictive opioids like oxycontin, and information on overdose deaths in your town or county; place student assistance counselors in the schools and community (http://asapnj.org); start a municipal alliance (community coalition with leaders, police and parents) and fund the grass roots with drug fine money for school and community prevention programs (https://www.gcada.nj.gov).

Our network of grieving moms, dads, caregivers, family, and friends have volunteered to make a difference through their communities and other communities by reaching out to others who are grieving as well. We encourage planting trees in all communities in honor of those special to you. Planting trees across America in honor of Loved ones can be found on https://rootingforrecovery.net/ Website. These organizations can help those who are grieving or those who want to join the fight against drugs in their community:

  • Dayton Recovers
  • DEWAA
  • Dr. Joao Goulao
  • Drug Assemblies
  • Drug Epidemic Walk Across America
  • Empty Chair
  • Silent Screams Song
  • FDA
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Hope One
  • Johann Hari
  • Mcshin foundation
  • Morris County Municipal Alliances
  • Municipal Alliances
  • Norway to Decriminalize Personal Drug Use in ‘Historic’ Shift
  • Oregon Resoultion 110
  • Overdose Awareness Day
  • Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiatives (PAARI)
  • Porto Police Chief Interview
  • Purdue Watchdogs
  • Purple Chair
  • Rhode Island Drug Policy
  • Ryan Hampton
  • Senator Anthony Bucco
  • Sheriff James Gannon
  • Teen Pride
  • The March To Purdue Pharma
  • The Pharmacist Netflix Series

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ROOTING FOR RECOVERY PLANTS TREES IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST TO DRUG OVERDOSES

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Q: How can we spread drug awareness in our community?

A: Visit our website page: https://rootingforrecovery.net/contact/

Q: How can we dedicate a tree in honor of our loved one?

A: Visit our website and reach out to our board members: https://rootingforrecovery.net/

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Fun Fact of Virginia

  • Capital: Richmond
  • Year Founded: 1788
  • Major Cities: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria
  • Borders: North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Atlantic Ocean
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Millions USD: $445,876
  • Population: 7,078,515
  • Land Area (Sq Miles): 40,817
  • High Point (Feet): 5,729
  • Other Facts: "Key Industries: Agriculture including tomatoes, soybeans, peanuts, tobacco, and hay Computer chips, communications technology, military, data centers, lumber, and the federal government. How Virginia got its name: The name Virginia comes from Queen Elizabeth I, who was known as the Virgin Queen. Virginia State Symbols: State Nickname: Old Dominion; State Slogan: Virginia is for Lovers; State Motto: Sic semper tyrannis (Thus always to tyrants); State flower: American Dogwood; State Bird: Cardinal; State Fish: Brook trout; State Tree: American Dogwood; State Mammal: American Foxhound; State Foods: Ham. Becoming a State: Date Admitted: Wednesday, June 25, 1788; Number Admitted: 10; Prior Name: Virginia Colony, then sovereign state in Confederation; Postal Abbreviation: VA. The Geography of Virginia: Total Size: 39,594 sq. miles (source: 2003 Census); Geographical Low Point: Atlantic Ocean at Sea Level (source: U.S. Geological Survey); Geographical High Point: Mt. Rogers at 5,729 feet, located in the county/subdivision of Grayson-Smyth (source: U.S. Geological Survey); Central Point: Located in Buckingham County approx. 5 miles southwest of Buckingham (source: U.S. Geological Survey) ; Counties: 95 (source: National Association of Counties); Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, James River, Rappahannock River, Buggs Island Lake, Philphott Lake, Lake Anna, Smith Mountain Lake; Famous People: Arthur Ashe - Tennis player; Sandra Bullock – Actress; William Clark - Leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition; Katie Couric - Talk show host; Gabby Douglas – Gymnast; Ella Fitzgerald – Singer; William Henry Harrison - The 9th President of the United States; Thomas Jefferson - The 3rd President of the United States; Robert E.Lee - Confederate general; Rob Lowe – Actor; James Madison - The 4th President of the United States; James Monroe - The 5th President of the United States; Dred Scot - Slave and civil rights activist; Zachary Taylor - The 12th President of the United States; Lawrence Taylor - Professional football player; John Tyler - The 10th President of the United States; George Washington - The 1st President of the United States; Woodrow Wilson - The 28th President of the United States. More Fun Facts: Virginia is named after Queen Elizabeth I of England who was called the Virgin Queen.; This state is the birthplace of 8 US presidents, more than any other state. They are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. This includes seven of the first 12 presidents.; It is often called the 'mother of states' as portions of the original colony are now part of 6 different states.; Virginia Beach is the most populous city.; The first English settlement in the United States was Jamestown.; Richmond was the capital of the Confederate States during the Civil War.; Virginia was a battleground during the Civil War. More than half the battles were fought on Virginia soil.; You can visit both George Washington's home (Mount Vernon) and Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello) in Virginia.; The state song is 'Carry me back to Old Virginia'. The state fossil, Chesapecten Jeffersonians, was named for the Chesapeake Bay and Thomas Jefferson. Professional Sports Teams: Virginia has no major Professional Sports Teams." Citation: Nelson, Ken. "United States Geography for Kids: Virginia ." Ducksters, Technological Solutions, Inc. (TSI), https://www.ducksters.com/geography/state.php?State=Virginia
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