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The One Raiser Event: Accidental Overdose

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm



This night we will speak about the reality of accidental overdose; providing prevention, education as well as a viable means of life-saving intervention through the Naloxone training, Q&A panel, and introduction of community partners.  Tickets                                       


Amiee Dunkle had a beautiful boy. Ben died from complications following an accidental overdose at the age of 20.  He was with three people at the time, but they did not have naloxone nor had they been trained to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Aimee founded The Solace Foundation of OC to reduce the number of opioid related deaths by expanding access to this life saving drug.

Jodi Barber lost her beautiful boy, Jarrod in 2010. He was 19-years-old. He and three of his close friends died that year from accidental prescription drug overdoses. Jodi used her pain as her power and became an advocate. She and Christine Wood produced a short documentary called Overtaken, and recently released Overtaken 2. Her original film Behind the Orange Curtain has long been a resource in Southern California.

 The ONE Panel Hosted by The Advocacy Group

Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, MA, Director, Betty Ford Center. A nationally-recognized expert and spokesperson on mental health and substance use disorder issues. Matthew’s willingness to share his extensive knowledge and raise our collective awareness has elevated conversations on CNN, NBC and in the community for over a decade.

John Lieberman, MA, Director, Visions Teen. John is an integral part of the fabric that makes up Visions. He joined in 2002, creating the initial building blocks to ensure Visions became the preeminent provider of adolescent treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders it is today. John is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent treatment, intervention, and family dynamics.

Candy Finnigan. A&E’s Intervention, author, family educator, interventionist, Principal of The Advocacy Group and a cherished Board Member of ONE possesses three decades of commitment to the recovery of others. We are incredibly proud to have Candy lead our panel of experts taking questions, comments and concerns from the community for over a decade.

Vladimir Anderson. Cal-welfare Investigator for the Newport Mesa Unified School District and the Irvine Unified School District. Vladimir has a 28-year career in law enforcement. He dedicated 12 of those years as a SRO Officer; a sworn officer responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. He served his Country in the Marines and continues to serve this community.

Lynne Pedersen, CADC-II, Founder of ONE. Lynne’s extensive history in the field of adolescent mental health spans more than thirty years. She has contributed in the build of the finest adolescent residential programs in the nation. She has an innate ability to create spaces for youth where healing and integrity of purpose are paramount.

Call 888.852.2201 for Questions about Sponsorship.

A ONE-Raiser serves to raise the awareness of a specific issue relative to the community it serves while raising funds to continue the works of ONE. We architect prolific experiences and events that are geared at altering the course of lives. We seek to inspire and ignite the passion that exists within every young person and heal the hearts of their loved ones. ONE Recovery is a 501c3 Nonprofit. ONE On Campus is the campus-based program of ONE.

Thank you to the sponsors and supporters who make events like this possible:

The Newport Beach Civic Center

TheThe Advocacy Group, Visions Teen, BNI Treatment Centers, Casa Capri, Brass Tacks Recovery, Resolutions Teen and the partners at Hazelden Betty Ford, A&E Television, Newport Beach Civic Center, NMUSD, Corona Del Mar High School, Meristem, The Romeyn Collective and the Board Members of ONE.

Special Mention to The Solace Foundation of OC reducing the number of opioid related deaths by

expanding access to the life saving drug Naloxone.




October 29, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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(888) 852-2201


Newport Beach Civic Center
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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