Hope Uprising is committed to seeing those who are trapped within the deadly epidemic of drug addiction by connecting trapped individuals to the recovery homes that would best meet their needs.
According to a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, it is estimated that 9 percent of children in this country (6 million) live with at least one parent who abuses alcohol or other drugs. Additionally, studies by Human Health Services indicate that between one-third and two-thirds of child maltreatment cases involve substance abuse to some degree.
Over the past 8 years Amy faced this startling epidemic head on through her work with countless addicts, prostitutes, and the homeless.  Through this work she identified a tremendous need for a national database that could filter desperate individuals into long-term recovery homes.  Amy experienced through her own personal journey, as well as placing other individuals into recovery, the three necessary steps it takes for someone to enter recovery, which are:
  1. Detox- This includes entering a 3-7 day medical detoxification center to overcome the initial withdrawal symptoms.
  2. Testing-  All recovery programs require that individuals seeking treatment have necessary testing such as a TB test, HIV, Hepatitis C, STDs, etc.
  3. Recovery– Finding a long-term recovery home is a pivotal component to seeing an individual face the root issues which led them to their addiction, as well as giving time for the body, soul, and mind to become whole.
One of the most foundational and innovative tools needed to solve the national epidemic of drug addiction will be The Hope Uprising, “Hope Map”.  The Hope Map will be a web-based solution that will identify detox facilities, medical clinics for required testing, and recovery homes for addicted individuals regardless of criminal background, age, physical condition, financial means, or lack thereof, etc.
This national database will not only be available for those searching the web, but will be used to aid individuals at onsite events, conferences, in addition to developing a call center for those seeking treatment.