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fixlogo"The Stigma Is Real: Why I Scroll By Viral Overdose Videos" by Alexis Pleus. Featured on The Fix. "In my dream for the future, no one will grab a phone to video the scene of an overdose and use it to humiliate or "inform" others, they will help save them instead." You can read the feature on The Fix here




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This Family Advocacy Needs Assessment survey was created by Truth Pharm and Magnolia New Beginnings, Inc. and is based on feedback we have received to date via our own advocacy work. The purpose is to help us determine the most important items for Family Advocacy for the National Agenda of Facing Addiction for 2016. As people have provided valuable input and critiquing of the form, we have added options and made some modifications. We very much appreciate the input. Please click here to access the form

I'm not sure why so many individuals and organizations are jumping on the bandwagon to make this story their own... to spin it in some special way to strengthen their theory about the epidemic, to be obsessed with forcing the death of every single super star (or even every opioid poisoning) into some very uniquely shaped hole.

It's not that simple. Not for Tom Petty, Prince, Dolores O'Riordan, Philip Hoffman Seymour or any of the other quarter of a million people (at minimum) that have lost their lives to an overdose in the past ten years.

It's complex. Tom's story and narrative will intersect with many others and yet, not at all with many others. The important thing is, it's not your narrative, it's his.

His family has released a statement. His grieving family, I might add. Meanwhile, the vultures swoop in to use, meddle, recreate, steal, counter, enhance, embellish and manipulate that narrative. I don't see the point. I think they put it well... and it's their story to tell. Not yours. You can read the full story below - from his family directly.

"As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications."
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Our family sat together this morning with the Medical Examiner – Coroner’s office and we were informed of their final analysis that Tom Petty passed away due to an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications. Unfortunately Tom’s body suffered from many serious ailments including emphysema, knee problems and most significantly a fractured hip. Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury. On the day he died he was informed his hip had graduated to a full on break and it is our feeling that the pain was simply unbearable and was the cause for his over use of medication. We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including Fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident. As a family we recognize this report may spark a further discussion on the opioid crisis and we feel that it is a healthy and necessary discussion and we hope in some way this report can save lives. Many people who overdose begin with a legitimate injury or simply do not understand the potency and deadly nature of these medications. On a positive note we now know for certain he went painlessly and beautifully exhausted after doing what he loved the most, for one last time, performing live with his unmatchable rock band for his loyal fans on the biggest tour of his 40 plus year career. He was extremely proud of that achievement in the days before he passed. We continue to mourn with you and marvel at Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' incredible positive impact on music and the world. And we thank you all for your love and support over the last months. Thank you also for respecting the memory of a man who was truly great during his time on this planet both publicly and privately. We would be grateful if you could respect the privacy of the entire Heartbreaker family during this difficult time. Dana Petty and Adria Petty (statement also available at www.tompetty.com)

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