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Ending the silence for those loved, lost and still struggling with subtance abuse!

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About Us

About Us

My youngest and only son, Justin or "Buddy" as he was know to friends and family alike, was a cute, blonde headed little boy who could make you mad one minute and laughing the next.

On November 11, 2011, I lost my son to a heroin overdose.

Buddy's Mission...Our Mission is to educate our community on drug abuse, support the addict and their families, and offer support to those left behind after a subtance related death!


Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family's unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.

Learn More About Addiction at NCADD.org


Addiction is a community problem and we welcome the help of our neighbors through volunteering, service, and financial support. We greatly appreciate any help and support provided regardless of its size or scope!


We have partnered with several area and national organizations with a shared goal of raising overdose awareness and minimizing the loss of life through coordination and education.

Learn More From Our Partnered Resources

If You Need Help or More Information, Call Lori Today at 815-993-6294