Calling All New York State Coalitions, Support Groups, Awareness Groups, Advocacy Groups Posted on May 4, 2016 by Alexis Pleus Greetings all! I wonder if you’ll bear with me to hear a personal story. Last fall, I attended the FedUp Rally, Facing Addiction and Hill Day which were all back…

Heroin: Who pays the ultimate cost?

Heroin: Who pays the ultimate cost? Posted on April 29, 2016 by Alexis Pleus Heroin: Who pays the ultimate cost? By John Christensen Pleus felt compelled to start an awareness and advocacy organization, Truth Pharm, which has made its way to the national front. They work to raise awareness, reduce stigma,…

Our Letter to the Senators of Maine – Overturn LePage’s Veto of the Naloxone Legislation

Our Letter to the Senators of Maine – Overturn LePage’s Veto of the Naloxone Legislation Posted on April 26, 2016 by Alexis Pleus Below is the letter we sent to the senators of Maine urging them to overturn the veto by Governor LePage of the Naloxone Bill L.D. 1547 that…

Alexis Pleus visits Susan Arbetter on The Capitol Pressroom

3/16/16 – Alexis Pleus visits Susan Arbetter on The Capitol Pressroom Posted on April 24, 2016 by Alexis Pleus What a great experience to be interviewed by Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom in Albany. I’ve been a long time fan and after being interviewed by her, I realized why…

Alexis Pleus and Penny Stringfield of Truth Pharm featured in The Guardian Article by Chris Arnade

Alexis Pleus and Penny Stringfield of Truth Pharm featured in The Guardian Article by Chris Arnade Posted on April 24, 2016 by Alexis Pleus Penny emailed me and said, I met this guy, he’s the real deal. His name is Chris Arnade, he writes for The Guardian and he wants…

The Mirage of the Passage of CARA

The Mirage of the Passage of CARA Posted on July 15, 2016 by Alexis Pleus July 14th, 2016 Yesterday, in a rare instance of bipartisanship, the Senate passed CARA by a 92-2 vote after the same passed just as easily in the House last week. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act…

How to Offer Support to Grieving Families

As we are waking up to this news of another overdose death, can I please offer some advice? First, most families will not want to discuss the intricate details of ‘what happened’ though most people seem obsessed or even entitled to know. The families in these early stages are still…

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