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2ETS Founder, Jill Cichowicz, speaks out about Purdue Pharma settlement

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Virginia could soon receive the largest single investment in opioid treatment and recovery resources in the state’s history, according to Attorney General Mark Herring’s office.

It comes as a pending resolution is reached in a massive legal battle against the makers of Oxycontin for their role in flaming the addiction epidemic. Herring said the resolution was filed in court on Wednesday night and is still subject to approval.

Two years ago, Purdue Pharma and its owners, the Sackler Family, sought bankruptcy protections as an avenue to settle thousands of lawsuits against them.

Now, Virginia is among 15 states dropping their opposition to a controversial settlement plan as others argue it doesn’t go far enough to hold the Sackler family accountable.

Click the photo to hear 2 End The Stigma's founder, Jill Cichowicz, speak out about how this case has impacted her family and her thoughts about the resolution.

Our history.

When Jill’s twin brother Scott died from an accidental overdose in 2017, Jill and her family channeled their grief into a mission to make his death mean something.  In particular, Jill began to tirelessly raise awareness and money to support initiatives that address addiction and that provide individuals and families with the help they need to embark on their journey to sobriety. 

 

In 2019, Jill started a scholarship fund called “A Night For Scott.”  Since its inception, Jill has raised more than $100K in Scott’s memory.  Additionally, in both 2019 and 2020, “A Night For Scott” has been named Richmond’s best charity event.

 

In early 2021 Jill took the next step in bringing life to her vision of ending the stigma of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) by formalizing her work by starting a 501c3 nonprofit called

2 End the Stigma.

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The Scott Zebrowski Recovery House

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On June 24th, 2019 the McShin Foundation dedicated one of their men's program houses in memory of Scott Zebrowski to recognize of the amazing work his family has done for the recovery community. Since the dedication, more than 100 men have gone through the program to reach sobriety.

 

It is through programs such as this one, that 2 End the Stigma is able to keep Scott’s memory alive.

(Click the photo to watch the video of the event.)

Testimonial:  Meet Doug J. 

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(Click the photo to watch this testimonial.)

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