To use the Jack Jonah film to develop and cultivate Jack Jonah Foundation Chapters in 12 American cities by 2022.
Misuse of prescription opioids and heroin affects more than 2 million Americans every year. And sadly, most physicians and the entire medical community are standing on the sidelines in reacting to this epidemic.
Did you know, only 1 in 10 Americans addicted to opioids will be treated for it; and many of them are getting no real standard of care due to the fact that medical assistant therapy of opioid addiction is at best… uncertain?
But here is what we do know. Recent research points to the value of a more public approach to opioid recovery delivered in a community setting. Community is key. Such an approach may include: housing provisions for addicts; group and individual counseling; church and spiritual advancement; mental health therapy; and psychiatric treatment for co-occurring disorders.
With the opioid death rates increasing, combined with the deafness of the medical community to this issue…. The cure to the opioid crises in America is in fact it’s communities.
The Jack Jonah Foundation is going to host 12 community events all across America starting in March 2020. Each event will be hosted by actor Dean Cain and Jack Jonah Foundation, President Kirk Jonah. The event will conclude with a screening of the film Jack Jonah. At each of these events we will invite local addiction, drug awareness and other community groups to be involved. Here is a sample of an event itinerary:
Grand Rapids, MI Event
First Christian Church
Saturday, March 15, 2020
12:00AM – 2:00PM
Community Leaders Lunch. Addressing the Opioid Crises in Grand Rapids.
2:00PM – 6:00PM
Exhibit’s open to community to get free information about resources in their community (Grand Rapids) concerning the Opioid Crises. Possible breakout sessions.
5:00PM – 6:00PM
VIP Reception with Dean Cain.
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Film and Presentations