Unite to Face Addiction Michigan, 2018 Rally, May 17th at the State Capitol
Mark your Calendars for Thursday, May 17th as we look to Unite to Face Addiction - Michigan in Lansing at the State Capitol.
The Unite to Face Addiction - Michigan Rally is a great opportunity for those in Michigan to be heard! The UFAM Rally creates Strength in Unity to eliminate stigma, highlight improved access to treatment, support prevention, and promote recovery from addiction through advocacy, education, and outreach.
Thousands expected to participate in the "Rally and Advocacy Day" at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing Michigan, Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Lansing, MI, April 25, 2018– Unite to Face Addiction – Michigan, a non-profit grassroots organization, has announced their 3rd Annual Rally and Advocacy Day that will take place on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, MI, on May 17, 2018 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
All are welcome to attend this impactful, informative event which will include legislators, nationally recognized speakers, entertainers and multiple organizations providing resources from throughout the state. There will be a legislative area for representatives and candidates to speak with constituents regarding the important issues surrounding addiction. A health and wellness tent will provide resource tables, vendors, a naloxone training and classes for participants to partake in during the event.
According to the center for disease control, Michigan experienced 2,347 deaths in 2016, a 19% increase in drug overdose deaths. Nationally 174 people a day die from a drug overdose.
“The addiction epidemic continues to take lives and hurt families in every corner of our state and our country. While many initiatives are underway to address this crisis, it’s clear that we have to work harder to reverse this tragic trend. Working together on treatment and prevention efforts will ultimately lead to more second chances and fewer funerals.”
Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley
SAMHSA reports that more than 1.4 million teens need treatment for an illicit drug problem in 2016. according to monitoring the future, 14.5% of adolescents reported using marijuana in the past 30 days – the highest rate of teen marijuana used since 2013.
Unite to Face Addiction – Michigan is dedicated to unifying the voices of the thousands of Michigan citizens impacted by addiction and the many organizations working to CHANGE the way addiction is perceived and treated in our State. The group held its 1st Annual Rally and Advocacy day on June 2, 2016; with hundreds showing up to advocate for change in addiction attitudes and policies.
Join UFAM on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to unite with those in our communities and let our voices be heard.
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