Brazoria County Community Coalition, of the Bay Area
Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA), partnered with Serenity Light Recovery
to host Kathy O’Keefe of Winning the Fight: WTF and screen the documentary,
“Not Me.” The event was held at Serenity Light Recovery in Angleton on November
More than 30 people attended the meeting. Kathy O’Keefe of
Winning the Fight: WTF presented the moving documentary about eight separate individuals
that combine to tell a complete story of addiction, denial, and recovery.
Dannielle Meyer of BACODA closed the meeting with an overview of opioid
overdose reversal drug Naloxone.
“Every 13 minutes a person dies from a drug overdose.
Our 18-year-old son, Brett, became one of those statistics on March 20,
2010. It was shortly thereafter that I started WTF – Winning The Fight!”
said O’Keefe. “No one can go through the journey of substance use and abuse by
themselves. Our goal is to educate. Addiction is a disease, not a
moral failure. Our goal is to help communities realize that this happens to
normal families all over America. We cannot afford to continue to bury
our families. If no one speaks out, we cannot change the stigma and the
“The opioid epidemic is impacting our community. Law
enforcement and EMS are seeing it more frequently,” said Coalition Coordinator,
Dannielle Meyer. “Our goal is to educate the community to increase the
likelihood that lives can be saved.”
For more information on opioid addiction and overdose
response, visit www.bacoda.org or contact
Brazoria County Community Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org
Left to Right: Dannielle Meyer,
Coalition Coordinator, BACODA; Kathy O’Keefe, Winning the Fight: WTF; Heather
Ogburn, CEO & Founder, Serenity Light Recovery; Annette Martinez, Clinical
Director, Serenity Light Recovery.
Brazoria County Community Coalition is a project of the Bay
Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA). BACODA is a community-based
substance abuse prevention organization that provides sustained leadership and
support for the Coalition. BACODA is a United Way Agency.