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heroin

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Petition to Colorado Governor, Colorado State Senate, Michael Botticelli, Patrick Kennedy, NAMI Denver, NAMI Colorado, SAMHSA , Diana DeGette

Team For Treatment: Addiction Recovery Assistance

My son has the disease of addiction… He has used heroin for the better part of 8 years. Almost 2 years ago, as a direct result of the need to finance his addiction, he was arrested, served time and was sentenced for theft. The sentence included, but was not limited to, in-patient rehabilitation, mental health therapy and probation. (For more on our story… Please read the below updates). Currently, Colorado has little to no public resources for those suffering from addiction, yet seeking recovery. There is no one organization that can provide ALL personalized treatment options, created with the following considerations: The individual’s needs (inpatient/out-patient rehabilitation/ support groups); The individual’s living needs (sober living options); The individual’s court order (some include rehabilitation/sober living/support groups); The insurance type (there are very few options for rehabilitation that accept addicts with Medicaid or those in need of a sliding scale payment plan). With this said, I petition the United States lawmakers, to support the Team for Treatment: Addiction Recovery and Reform (TFT). Our team will meet with addicts seeking recovery and assist in designing a  unique "life" plan for sobriety.  TFT will assist, those that qualify, with:  Admittance assistance (and possible scholarships) into drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs (in patient and outpatient); Information on drug and alcohol support groups; Information on Medically Assisted Treatment; Career guidance/employment leads and Sober/transitional living options. In summary, TFT will work tirelessly building partnerships with drug/alcohol treatment facilities, sober living homes, career counselors and drug/alcohol support group organizations in order to provide a seamless road to recovery. TFT is petitioning the State of Colorado for a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax in order to assist in the overhead of this mission.  TFT will, in addition, be confirming corporate donors and will host fundraising events each year.  The above dollars will provide the necessary funding for rehabilitation scholarships, monthly overhead and necessary marketing and advertising campaigns. Many states have voted to legalize marijuana and Colorado could become the trendsetter, showing a positive use of marijuana tax dollars by designating a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax to TFT and recovery assistance to those who are suffering.   Colorado has the ability to create the most successful recovery program in the United States. On behalf of my son and all others needing assistance in creating a "LIFE" after addiction: Hear this plea… Fund this mission!

Gaye Murdoch Maddalena
1,430 supporters