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Afflicted By Addiction

Afflicted By Addiction

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May 07th 2013:Sherrie Ruben and Jodi Barber share their passion to educate after RX addiction tossed their sons off two entirely different cliffs. They will not be silenced!

Sherrie and Michael Rubin’s son, Aaron, overdosed on oxycontin October 9th, 2005. He laid three and a half weeks in a coma, on life support. They began planning their son’s funeral when, against all medical odds, he began to open his eyes. Aaron survived, but the overdose has left him a quadriplegic and unable to speak. In 2009 Sherrie began speaking at schools warning students/parents about prescription medications, drugs and the deadly “REAL” consequences that can occur by misusing and abusing these drugs. On November 24th, 2010 Sherrie and her husband Michael founded, The H.O.P.

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Sherrie and Michael Rubin

Sherrie and Michael Rubin’s son, Aaron, overdosed on oxycontin October 9th, 2005. He laid three and a half weeks in a coma, on life support. They began planning their son’s funeral when, against all medical odds, he began to open his eyes. Aaron survived, but the overdose has left him a quadriplegic and unable to speak. In 2009 Sherrie began speaking at schools warning students/parents about prescription medications, drugs and the deadly “REAL” consequences that can occur by misusing and abusing these drugs. On November 24th, 2010 Sherrie and her husband Michael founded, The H.O.P.E. Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation. Sherrie is the executive director. The H.O.P.E
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Jodi Barber

Jodi Barber lost her 19 year old son Jarrod to a prescription pills overdose on January 8, 2010. Since then she has become an advocate because these are needless deaths and it's an epidemic. Jodi Produced the documentary Overtaken and walks into every shool she can demanding they show this gripping documentary at schools and thousands of students have now seen the truth behind Rx drug addiction. Copies of Overtaken have been distributed accross the nation, including Oprah's all-girls school in Africa. Overtaken is required in the DUI classes and the judges are requiring those on drug related probation to watch it, then write a report. Jodi has been a guest on several local talk shows, inc
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