Hi Fam, apologies for not getting this up earlier we have so much going on this week. We have everything in place for MSU’s Sparticipation Tuesday. Thank you to all who wrote in with questions.
How’d you come up with the name?
The most popular question received. I didn’t come up with it JP did. After tossing around ideas for a month or maybe two he just came up with it one night.
What are you actually doing?
Right now a ton of networking, I spend a lot of time editing and scheduling podcasts. Learning the site and figuring out how to do all of that without much computer background previously took up a lot of time and I’m proud of the way it came out. We’re working to narrow our focus with donations to supply Narcan to schools that would welcome it.
Why are you doing this?
There’s a lot of reasons but I’m going to keep it down to three. To supply Narcan, to contribute to an open dialogue on drugs and addiction, and to reassess the education of drugs and addiction in the school system. Provide aid, open Discussion, and shift education. Summed up into one we’re doing this to save lives.
What’s your point?
My point is this, there’s alot of people dying. And the number of people dying just keeps going up. Early numbers for this year show the number of overdose related deaths to have risen to an estimated 72,000 in 2017. I think a big reason for this is because we aren’t talking about it enough. Rehab, and AA and NA are great but they don’t tell the whole story and can only do so much.
Do you plan to do any follow ups?
Why yes of course we do, we released the audio for Gabbie’s interview yesterday which I realize isn’t exactly a follow up. But yes, there will be continued discussions.
What are you doing next?
Next is an exciting time for us. MSU’s on Tuesday, Friday’s a busy day we launch product, our Kickstarter campaign goes live, and we’ll have some sort of content for our next round of product designs. We’re hoping that will include more artwork but for sure more content. SVSU is Sept. 12 and I’ll be speaking at FAN Sept. 13.
What are the pillars?
JP and I see someone at Delta to help with business planning and she strongly encouraged us to come up with some sort of idea that we could give to people who subscribed to the site. So I came up with these four ideas, now we call them the Four Pillars to Balance, to send out to people who subscribe to the site. I tried to come up with what would be, for me, the four most important aspects of living a happy life. And we ended up with the Pillars. It’s not religious or recovery based and it’s not therapy. It was what I wish I would have known about life at an earlier point.
How do I donate?
Very soon, we’re not taking donations right this moment. However, we will be launching a Kickstarter Campaign August 31st to raise funds for our Phase 1 we’re planning an OD Statewide road trip. There’s a lot of moving parts to this, it will happen, depending on how things go between the launch and Kickstarter will shape what we do next.
More love from Social Media
Just discovered your page recently and can’t stop reading and listening to your posts. I am from Saginaw, heritage class of 09′, so I know many of these people you interview quite well… Keep fighting the good fight, Saginaw needs more of this.
I have actually been thinking of a way to get my story out so people can understand me a little better..this is a great thing you’re doing!
I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for OD Apparel!
Kickin ass. Awesome job.. keep it up 🤘