Monthly Archives: December 2012

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Date: 2012
Source: WebTalkRadio

This week Denise Krochta talks to Denise Cullen about the organization GRASP, a support group specifically for those who have lost a loved one to addiction or substance abuse. Why is this group different than other grief support groups for those who have lost children or loved ones? Listen and learn. Hear Ms Cullen’s story and why this group is so important to her and to so many others. The group has a facebook page for online support. Denise’s website, a substance abuse forum, is also another important resource.

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Christie’s veto of Good Samaritan bill is target of overdose victim advocates

Date: December 5, 2012
Author: Joe Green
Source: South Jersey Times

 At age 26, Sal Marchese of Gloucester Township was fighting his illness, and he was winning. But he couldn’t keep up the fight on his own.

In 2010, he’d been receiving treatment for 11 days before he learned state funding had run dry.

“They called me up and said, ‘You need to come pick him up,’” Marchese’s mother, Patty DiRenzo recalled. Disappointed but undaunted, DiRenzo set out to bring Sal back to their home in the township’s Blackwood section, and again stand by her son in his recovery.

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