International Overdose Awareness Day 2015

International Overdose Awareness Day is held on August 31st each year to raise overdose awareness and stop the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief and sadness felt by families and friends remembering those who died or left with a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.At our event it’s not only a night of remembrance, but a […]

Sacramento Hearing SB482 bill

Good news! Feeling so good to be part of this! Letter from Carmen Balber… Jodi This morning, the Assembly Business and Professions committee voted 15-0 for SB 482 by Senator Lara, to rein in opioid over-prescribing and curb the overdose epidemic. We couldn’t have achieved this tremendous, unanimous result without your support! Thank you for […]

“World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day” 2016

W-BAD: “We asked people from all over the world to share about the iatrogenic harm they sustained from taking benzodiazepines as prescribed and why they are participating in ‘World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day’ on July 11th. These are their stories…” For more information on “World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day,” or to find out how to participate on […]


Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse (MAPDA),, is an organization committed to ending prescription drug fatalities. This PSA, featuring Jodi Barber, who lost her 19 year old son, will air on Southern California ABC stations. One Choice Can Destroy PSA 15 Sec. Version from Erik Forssell on Vimeo. Click Image to view video.