Friends of Dougie

Timbi Talks about Addiction is a 28 page superbly illustrated picture book designed to help children cope with a parent’s substance use disorder (SUD). Through Timbi, children learn that: addiction is a disease, it is not their fault, their varied emotions are valid. Timbi teaches them coping skills that they can use whether they are alone, or with a trusted adult to give them a much-needed sense of control in a chronically stressful environment. Timbi has been nationally recognized as an ideal resource to help families, teachers, counselors, physicians, judges, foster parents, and advocates in the fight against the long-term damaging impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

The Siegel’s Missed the Signs David and Jackie Siegel lost their daughter Victoria to an unintentional drug overdose in 2015. Since that time, they have devoted their resources and efforts into saving as many lives as possible so that no parent has to suffer the tragic loss of their child. They just didn’t know how to notice and interpret certain signals that Victoria was giving them. Don’t YOU miss the signs! VITAL SIGNS is an 8-part video series that provides insights and information and life-saving solutions for parents trying to understand the world in which their teen lives in today. Learn About the Vital Signs

Alexander Neville Foundation Talks/ presentations for all ages on social media issues, current state of the drug crisis and how it’s impacting our youth, naloxone training.

“Dead on Arrival” is a short film about fentanyl’s deadly role in the U.S. illicit drug market.

Learn About ANF

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana created a series of educational videos to raise awareness and understanding of the inherent and often hidden dangers of illicit fentanyl.

These videos tell the stories of two Baton Rouge area residents who died from overdosing on drugs laced with fentanyl. In 2022, 210 people died in each day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

“Opioid addiction oftentimes starts with a legitimate prescription. So you had a knee surgery … [and] were prescribed pain medication to help you with that acute injury. And some people are just genetically predisposed to addiction more than others. And so just a couple of doses and then they can become addicted to the medication.”
– Brice Mohundro, Pharmacy Population Health

Alex’s Story

“She told me she was gonna go to the sober house and check on him. And I asked her not to because if something had happened to him, I didn’t want her to be the one to find him.”
– Alex’s mother

Victoria’s Story

“And I said, what I can do is I can love you and I can pray for you until the end of my days. And she hung up on me. Every morning, I checked the parish prison website, and when I saw that my daughter was still in jail, I went about my day. I was at peace. At the very least, she was okay or better than the alternative.”
– Victoria’s mother