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Afflicted By Addiction

Afflicted By Addiction

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October 15th 2013: Julie Israel shares how her son Michael was prescribed into addiction and the road to historic reform in NY.

Julie Israel and her husband Avi have done for prescription drug reform than an army of politicians! In N.Y. state, change is gonna come and you can bet that Julie and Avi will be behind it at some level! They are wonderful parents who lost their only son Michael to a suicide after he lost all hope after becoming addicted to the very drugs he was prescribed for Crohn’s disease. An awareness campaign including billboards, radio, TV and the implementation of up-scaled drug schedules for Hydrocodone and a mandatory prescription drug monitoring program are just a few of the monumental changes th

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Julie Israel

Julie is yet another example of the “accidental advocate”. Julie’s work, alongside her husband Avi Israel will change the face of the prescription drug epidemic. This family paid the ultimate cost shared by so many who will never hug their child again. Julie is the Co-Founder of Save The Michaels of the World and she has stood tall and shouted from the rooftops so others will not share their fate.
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