Our Story then & now
And in the beginning...
Over the years, we have watched as Grandparents raise the babies of their baby. So many experiencing the greatest of all loss, only to put their retirement dreams to the side and give their grandchildren the best they can give. What their child so badly wanted to give them. But substance use took.
- We have not allowed politics to over shadow our dream. In fact we welcome it. OhioCAN advocated for the Good Samaritan Law and attended the signing of the final bill.
- We advocated for the Medicaid expansion bill and watched as many of our "kids" were finally able to receive mental health and substance use treatment.
- We attended every FedUp Rally bringing our voices to the dangers of prescription pills while Big Pharm continued to market and over prescribe. Finally, our voices have been heard!!
- And we were there the Day the Silence Ended. 10.4.15 When Unite to Face Addiction brought the annonymous voices out of silence. And we were heard.
It's where many of us begin to live again. We CAN and so CAN you.