Transforming Youth Recovery Will Create a Living Memorial as Part of National Recovery Month

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Every day 113 people die from a drug overdose in the U.S.

As part of National Recovery Month, Transforming Youth Recovery will host The Josh Montoya Beach Memorial to honor the memory of those whose lives have been lost to addiction. According to the Center for Disease Control, deaths from overdose have become the leading cause of injury death in the United States, exceeding that of motor vehicle accidents. Josh Montoya died of a fatal drug overdose on February 15, 2013. He was the son of Stacie Mathewson, Founder of Transforming Youth Recovery. Josh was 29 years old.

This free community event will be held from 5PM to 7PM on Saturday, September 27th at Dog Beach in Del Mar, CA. Renowned artist Andres Amador ( has been commissioned to create a beautiful design on the sand. The finished work of art will become a living memorial to those lost and will be visible from the sky. All who gather for the memorial will be encouraged to participate in the project. We encourage anyone who would like to attend this special event to contact Pam Clark at (858) 350-1111 x103, or pamela(at)tyrecovery(dot)org.


Transforming Youth Recovery looks specifically at the community, educational and peer networks that influence youth development and achievement, and is both studying and conceiving novel approaches that have the potential to dramatically expand family and school-based prevention, intervention and recovery support services.

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Pamela Clark
Transforming Youth Recovery
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