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Afflicted By Addiction

Afflicted By Addiction

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December 17th 2013:Special Encore Presentation: Avi Isreal, a Giant influence on the state of New York fights for reform like no man I know!

I am honored to interview Avi Isreal of the group “Save The Michaels of the World.” A group that says so much about his passion for his lost son and a man who has done more for reform that any man I have met. New York is lucky to have a fighter like Avi and I am blessed to call him my friend. We met through our efforts and have stood side by side at the FDA hearings in D.C. Men in this cause are unfortunately rare as mothers dominate the fight for justice in the battle for RX drug reform. Avi’s actions and the laws he has personally championed will spread across the United States and make

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Avi Isreal

Avi Isreal got involved with the opioid epidemic after my 20 year old son, Michael, took his life on June 4, 2011 to get out of his addiction. Michael was prescribed in to his addiction by his doctors. Michael suffered for 12 years from Crohn’s disease. At the age of 18 when Michael aged out of Pediatric GI care and into adult GI care, he was given opioids; HYDROCODON for bowl surgery. He did not doctor shop, or look for the drugs on the street or college campus where he went to school. His doctors pushed the drugs on him. Whatever ailed Michael, they had a pill for it. Hydrocodone, Xanax, Cymbalta. In December 2010, Michael sat on my bed and told me he had a problem controlling him
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