Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
This Memorial, the first of its kind, is designed to honor and share the memories of unintentional overdose victims and to ensure their story is told. The Memorial will feature a graphical scrolling representation for each person who has passed away because of an overdose. While the team at http://www.painpillod.com understands it is difficult to provide information on individuals who are deceased, friends and family members are invited to submit their loved one’s story so they too may become a part of this Memorial. The Memorial will share the victim’s life with others, and serve as a warning to help protect others from becoming victims of this ever-increasing epidemic.
Dr. David Greenberg, founder of the Memorial, works with addicts on a regular basis and states, “For years, I have personally seen the source and effects of this problem, and the resulting harm to friends and family members. I decided to create a place where people can share the stories of those they have lost, and allow those stories to be told online. Friends and families of victims are not alone, and they need to know that.”
Those who have lost loved ones to pain pill or related overdoses are invited to submit their entry through the online form at http://www.painpillod.com/national-pain-pill-memorial-submission/.
When enough submissions are received, the Memorial will launch, and the public will be able to view it at http://www.painpillod.com/national-pain-pill-memorial/.
The PainPillOD Team invites you to join the fight against prescription drug abuse and have a positive impact on future generations. Whether you are a health professional committed to stopping this epidemic, currently struggling with chronic pain, or have lost a loved one to addiction, http://www.painpillod.com is here to help. Through education, support, change, and hope, we can make a difference.
ABOUT: PainPillOD was founded by David Greenberg, M.D, MPH, to provide a place for victims of the opioid epidemic, their families and friends, to get support through community resources and professional advocacy. PainPillOD focuses on education, recognizing the signs of opioid addition, dealing with doctors, and how to overcome addiction to pain pills. During his career, Dr. Greenberg has witnessed an ever-increasing death toll of unintentional overdose victims of prescription grade opiates, and he has vowed to try to help end this epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death toll from overdoses of prescription painkillers has more than tripled in the past decade.