The Opioid Crisis
In 2014, my family was devastated when our son, Brian Jr., though he was in recovery at the time, died due to a seizure that may have been caused by effects of his addiction.
Our personal nightmare started innocently enough when a physician stitched in a Vicodin pain pump following a shoulder surgery in 2003. Little was known then about the potential dangers of narcotics. Since then, our Commonwealth has taken steps to combat the opioid crisis.
As your state representative, I would support further legislative action to address the continuing opioid crisis head-on.
I sit on the Board of Directors for the SAFE (Support for Addicts and Families through Empowerment) Coalition of MA, a group of community partners who provide support, education, treatment options, and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance abuse disorders. I have helped in setting up Learn to Cope local meetings, a peer-led support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery. And the Brian Hamlin Jr. Fund has enabled more than 70 individuals to enter inpatient treatment facilities and sober living communities. The Fund hosts events to increase awareness around substance abuse, provide resources to outreach for assistance, and remind people they are not alone, and that help is available.
The Brian Hamlin Jr Memorial Fund has joined forces with SAFE Coalition by donating funding of some office space in Norfolk @ 206 Dedham St
If elected, I pledge to use my personal experience to carry the message of hope to addicts and families who still suffer from the opioid crisis.
If you support me, please tell/call a friend or volunteer for the campaign.
Brian Hamlin: A New Voice, A New Vision!