This Saturday, August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day. Whether you have lost a family member, a friend, or even just know somebody who has lost someone they care about, we should all be aware of the real danger of overdose in our communities.Read More
Today I share Part III in a Three-Part Series on the recovery journey of one man that has included an eye-opening experience that changed the way he looked at addiction, a near-fatal accident that threatened to ruin his success at recovery, and a very long battle to physically recover from his injuries. In this final blog, Todd shares what has worked for him in his own recovery, the most important things he has learned along the way, and what keeps him focused.Read More
Today we venture into Part II in a Three-Part Series on the journey of one man’s recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. I hope you will continue this journey with me as I tell the story of Todd Rossiter, a man who is proudly in recovery, who has faced overwhelming obstacles, and near death, and is thankfully beating the odds. I hope his story inspires you that there is hope for those caught in the grips of addiction, and that despite our circumstances, there is a hero in all of us.Read More
Today I begin Part I in a Three-Part Series on the journey of recovery of one man. I have found this upcoming story nothing short of amazing. I hope it inspires you. I hope it gives you hope in what can sometimes be a dark world. I hope it helps you find your inner hero.
Meet Todd Rossiter.
Todd battled his addiction to drugs and alcohol for most of his life. He has an incredible story of recovery that I will share over the course of these next 3 blogs….Read More
Today, we share a post from guest blogger, Melissa Howard from Colorado Springs, CO who runs the website stopsuicide.info. After the loss of her younger brother to suicide, Melissa felt the need to create her website to spread awareness on this topic. By providing helpful resources and articles, she hopes to build a lifeline of information for individuals and families struggling with suicide.Read More
Mother’s Day – it’s supposed to be a wonderfully special day for all mothers. But when you’ve lost a child – Mother’s Day can be a dreaded holiday.Read More
Last week we had the pleasure of speaking to union members in Los Angeles to share our family’s story and how the opioid crisis is impacting families, businesses and communities.Read More
What is your personal mantra for your life?….
Anyone, whether in recovery or not, should strive to have a personal mantra to help guide your everyday life. Something to keep you moving forward, working harder, and striving to be your best self.
This idea brings me to look at a unique personal mantra that Hope United’s founder, Travis Bornstein, lives by: “Better Than Most”.Read More
72,000 people in the United States died in 2017 to an overdose. That leaves a HUGE number of family members in our country grieving the loss of loved one to addiction and drugs…..
….We recently talked with one of The Well members, Sue Sausaman, who tragically lost her son Dan Sausaman to a carfentanil overdose on July 17, 2016. Here’s what she had to say:Read More
As Thanksgiving rolls around, we tend to think of all the things that we are thankful for on this day:
The list goes on.
But it makes me wonder, why do we focus so much on giving thanks only one day out of the year?Read More
As we start the week following Veterans Day, I call upon my fellow Americans to reflect on the personal sacrifice each and every Veteran has made to our country.Read More
As Hope United plans the programs and offerings at the future Tyler’s Redemption Place, we are looking at many holistic approaches to relapse prevention that will focus on the person as a whole: mind, body and spirit. Through all of our research, we have found many articles spelling out the benefits of a yoga program for those individuals recovering from the disease of addiction.Read More
America has a pain problem.
Physical pain, mental pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain.
We as a society think our lives should be pain free. But is that really realistic?Read More
September 28, 2014…our family received the worst news we could possibly imagine. Our son, Tyler Bornstein, was found dead and alone in an empty field….left there to die of an overdose. A couple weeks prior to this, Tyler relapsed after several months in recovery. With no insurance left, no money left for treatment, and no detox beds in Summit County, Tyler was put on a 3-week waiting list for help. Sadly, those 3 weeks never came for him.
Fast forward to September 28, 2018….Read More