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Become a contributing member of our SOSTSL Educational Website by sharing your loved one's story today. Membership is Free.
Five ways you can get connected:
1. Build A Tribute
Our Victims’ Virtual Memorial is designed to reach digital-age kids with digital online stories. Share tributes, memories, and stories about individual victims in America’s 20-year Opioid Epidemic—help change the stigma of opioid overdose fatalities from cold, impersonal mortality statistics to warm memories of the wonderful and compassionate human beings that our loved ones truly were.
The SOSTSL community believes that our loved ones did not perish from lack of trying to overcome opioid addiction, but rather from neurological changes produced by prescription opioid medications that caused the destructive cycle of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Dopamine Deficiency. These conditions occur when brain neurons are no longer able to produce and maintain healthy dopamine levels.
Our Victims’ Virtual Memorial provides students the opportunity to learn more about an individual victim of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic through tributes posted by family members who share the talents, passions, and achievements of their departed loved ones. This Virtual Memorial enables students to discover traits and qualities that they have in common with the victims—who were once healthy, smart, compassionate teenagers with loving families, hopes, and dreams. These tributes enable students to recognize that anyone is susceptible to opioid addiction and overdose, including themselves if they are not careful.
2. Join our SOSTSL Facebook Group
SOSTSL Facebook Group members honor the memory of those we have lost by working together to develop, produce, and disseminate community education outreach efforts designed to drive down our nation’s opioid epidemic. The CDC reports that currently, 130 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose. We come together on the “Sharing Our Stories to Save Lives” Facebook group located here.
Join us today and help keep our SOSTSL community update-to-date by posting the latest news and information about all aspects of America’s Opioid Epidemic, including legislation, litigation, law enforcement accomplishments, and medical treatment advances.We welcome any ideas you have that enhances SOSTSL’s educational activities and advances our mission of protecting youth and families from the harm that can arise from using opioid painkillers casually.
3. Schedule Small Monthly Donations
SOSTSL provides multiple options for you to donate money to the organization. Set up a small recurring donation each month. All donations received are solely used for sustainability, transparency, compliance-verification, and producing comprehensive educational campaigns. Your donations are tax-deductible, so keep your receipts.
4. Build A Customized Opioid Awareness Workbook
These Opioid Awareness Workbooks, available on this website for free to teachers and students nationwide, can be customized to reflect the story of your loved one while providing essential facts about opioids, opioid addiction, and America’s 20-year Opioid Epidemic. These workbooks are designed for 8th to 10th-grade students and are ideal classroom projects for use during SAMHSA’s Annual National Prevention Week. Share your workbook with students in your local middle school and high schools.
5. Partner With Us
We welcome opportunities to partner with other people and organizations that advance our mission of protecting American youth and their families from the harm that can arise from using prescription opioids casually—including the dangerous and destructive cycle of OUD and Dopamine Deficiency.
We appreciate your input. Please contact us with any comments, questions or suggestions you may have.
PO Box 548, Banning CA 92220
+1 714-618-3298 (Leave a message)